Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/12/2022 - 6:30 PM
Category: SCHOOL DIVISION BUSINESS
Type: Info/Action
Subject: School Board Salary Advertisement (8:50 to 9:00)
ACPS Division Objective :
Policy:
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Summary: An elected school board may pay each of its members an annual salary that is consistent with the salary procedures, and no more than, the salary limits provided for local governing bodies.

The School Board has adopted the procedure currently used by the Board of Supervisors in setting its members’ salary pursuant to Virginia Code section 15.2-1414.3. Specifically, the School Board will establish its members’ salary by affirmative vote annually between May 1st and June 30th. Before setting its salary each year, the School Board is required to hold a public hearing and provide notice as specified in Virginia Code sections 15.2-1426 and 1427. If the salary increase is approved by an affirmative vote, then the increase will take effect on July 1.

The Board may adjust its salary annually after a public hearing following the same procedures used for the original setting of the salary.

Currently, school board members receive an annual salary of $7,183. The current chairman stipend is an additional $1,800 annually and the vice-chairman receives a stipend of $35 per meeting chaired.

Typically, the School Board increases its salary by the same increase provided to classified staff. If the Board follows the same increase for employees (10.2% - includes mid-year salary increase), then the salary beginning July 1, 2022 would be $7,916.
Funding: Cost implications for the 2022-23 fiscal year depends on the amount the school board votes to set for their annual salary. The school board will also need to determine the chairman and vice-chairman stipend at the same time that the school board salary is set.
Recommendation: Direct the Board Clerk to advertise for public hearing a School Board Member salary of $7,916 with a chairman stipend of $1,800 and a vice-chairman stipend of $35 per meeting chaired.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jennifer Johnston - School Board Clerk
Signed By:
Dr. Matthew Haas - Superintendent