7.04 Approve the Compensation and Benefit Package for Employees
03/25/2010 Regular Board Meeting 7 pm
7. ITEMS FOR DECISION
Agenda Item Content
Through a process of information gathering and deliberation regarding issues derived from the October all-staff survey and a comprehensive review of salary comparisons, TEAM LS has prepared the following recommendations for presentation to the Superintendent and subsequently to the Board of Education. TEAM LS has also reviewed the District’s current financial situation and projections for the 2010-11 school year.
TEAM LS Recommendations
Activate only the horizontal movement on the teacher salary schedule. All other salary schedules would remain unchanged with no additional money added to them.
TEAM LS is recommending no increase to the salary schedules, but would recommend enacting horizontal movement on the teacher salary schedule. This will allow approximately 180 teachers that have completed hours toward an advanced degree or who have completed an advanced degree to receive increased compensation for their efforts. TEAM LS recognized that our teachers currently rank at the bottom of the scale for beginning salaries and in the bottom third for the top of the teacher salary schedule. Unfortunately, given the current financial situation we could not recommend salary increases for other employee groups. TEAM LS did recognize that a majority of our classified staff still rank in the top third when compared to the surrounding Districts.
Cost: Approximately $480,000
Continue to fund the individual employee cost for health and dental insurance, long term disability insurance, employee assistance and life insurance.
Recognizing the importance of these benefits to staff, TEAM LS is recommending that the increased cost for insurance be funded and included in the 2010-11 operating budget. The increased cost for insurance is equivalent to 0.33% increase in salary.
Cost: Approximately $346,000
Continued funding of the required retirement contribution match -
The District will be required to pay an additional 0.50% for certificated employees and 0.13% for classified staff. This is equivalent to a 0.47% increase in salary.
Cost: Approximately $500,000
Clarify language in Board Regulation GCBA-R Professional Staff Salary Schedule
that limits horizontal movement to one column per year. This would then be consistent with limiting step movement to one step per year. Our team felt that earning more than 15 hours in one year would be very difficult to do when completing rigorous, relevant graduate courses. The first reading of this Board Regulation is part of this month's consent agenda.
The team would like to acknowledge and thank the Superintendent, Board of Education, our supportive community and our outstanding staff.
The administration recommends the Board of Education approve the TEAM LS proposal for the 2010-11 school year as presented.
SOT Member: Mr. Paul Shrout
Dr. Tom Kurucz
Time: 5 mins.
Action Agenda Details
to approve the TEAM LS salary and benefit recommendations as presented
Patti L Buie
Gene T Brixey
Patti L Buie
Michael S Dodig
Jon R Plaas
Jeff A Tindle
Jack A Wiley