Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/23/2017 - 6:30 PM
Category: APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Type: Action
Subject: FOR INFORMATION: Teacher Compensation Review-Appropriation for Consultant
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 1
We will engage every student.
Policy:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
Teacher compensation review.pptx
Summary: The School Board and Board of Supervisors (the “Boards”) approved a Total Compensation Strategy to target classified employee salaries at the median and teacher salaries at the 75% percentile of their joint-adopted competitive market, with benefits slightly above market levels. The Boards have continued to recognize the importance of providing competitive salaries and benefits to attract and retain a high quality workforce. To that end, the School Board directed staff at the December 8, 2016 meeting to evaluate the current teacher compensation strategy to ensure alignment with Division objectives.

Staff is currently analyzing data (including turnover data, exit survey analysis, teacher applicant data, and feedback from principals). Additionally, we are conducting a survey to identify our teachers’ sentiments around their work, compensation and engagement.

The next steps in the work plan include 1) establishing a formalized team to address identified areas of improvement, and 2) identifying and selecting an external consultant. The consultant will work with the team, interview school leadership, facilitate teacher and administrator focus groups, gather external data, research viable special pay scales for hard to fill jobs, share best practices and develop summary report of findings and recommendations. Staff has retained Titan-Gallagher, an experienced compensation and human resources consulting firm, to assist with this work.
Funding: The funding required is $32,325.
Recommendation: Approve the appropriation request for the consultant.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Lorna Gerome - Director, Human Resources
Signed By:
Dean Tistadt - Chief Operating Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Pamela Moran - Superintendent