Compensation and Pay Plan
Each eligible classified employee and certified personnel not paid on the teacher's salary matrix shall advance one step on the salary schedule each budget year (currently October 1 of each year). In years in which proration is declared in the state's Educational Trust Fund, causing a reduction in funding to the System, or in years in which local education tax revenues fall below the level received in the preceding fiscal year, the Board shall by unanimous vote cause step movement not to occur. Employees whose annual, summative evaluation is less than satisfactory shall not advance to the next step.
Employees paid on the teacher's salary schedule (the State Teachers Salary Matrix)shall progress automatically to the next appropriate step.
Assignment to Pay Grade:
Assignment to Step within Pay Grade
If a principal or assistant principal is transferred, either voluntarily or otherwise to a position other than principal or assistant principal, or if he or she applies for and is recommended and approved for a central office position, the salary shall be paid on the appropriate step for the new position.Experience in the System will be a major factor in determining appropriate step placement. If the principal or assistant principal has at least ten year's administrative experience (including time spent as a supervisor in central administration, he or she may be placed on the same step as any current central office employee performing the same job functions and carrying the same job title. If he or she has between five and ten years administrative experience in the System, he or she shall be placed at least one compensation step below current central office employees performing the same job functions and carrying the same job title. Those with five years of less will be placed at least two steps below current central office employees performing the same job functions. He/She cannot be placed on a higher step than any other employee performing the same job function or carrying the same job title.
A principal who is re-assigned or voluntarily accepts a position of assistant principal, he or she will be placed on the Assistant Principal Step Salary Schedule at the same step he or she occupied as a principal. Under no circumstance, however, can he/she be placed on a step equal to or greater than any other assistant principal who has more years of experience in the System as an assistant principal or principal. If the principal had earlier been placed on a higher step as in incentive, his/her step will be reduced by the amount of the incentive to determine the appropriate step placement.
If a contract principal's contract is not renewed, and if he/she is hired in another position other than principal, he/she shall be placed on the salary schedule appropriate for the work assignment (i.e., he/she shall not retain the salary of a principal for one year.)
If necessary, a principal shall be given a salary adjustment on the step schedule to pay at least $1.00 more than the base of the highest paid assistant principal or teacher assigned to the same school. Base pay does not include supplements that are paid for employees with AA certificates and doctorates or any other supplemental pay.
New Jobs: Newly established positions or jobs approved by the Superintendent shall be analyzed and classified by the pay plan administrator and assigned to an existing job family and corresponding pay grade.
Assignment of Salaries for New Hires
The Superintendent or designee shall approve pay assignment to a step within the appropriate salary schedule for new employees in accord with state law and regulations and the following general guidelines:
- New employees with limited work experience in the job title to which they are being hired shall be placed generally at the zero (Step 0) step of the assigned step salary schedule.
- With the Superintendent's approval, new employees shall be placed at any other step above Step Zero for documented programmatic reasons. In no case, however, will a new hire be placed at the highest step of the pay grade.