ERIC Number: ED184242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Benefits: How to Compute Costs, Compare and Evaluate, Plus a Special Section on Negotiating Salaries.
Booth, Ronald; And Others
This manual is intended to help school boards in Illinois and other states measure the costs of their benefits programs and to control expenditures for these programs in order to obtain maximum value for employer and employee. It presents a systematic method of computing fringe benefit costs, the comparative costs of benefits programs in Illinois, criteria for evaluating programs, and suggestions for controlling costs and negotiating benefits. The book also contains a special section on negotiating salaries, which offers insight into traditional pay practices, union demands, and alternatives for distributing money on the salary schedule. To achieve its goals, the manual includes (1) step-by-step instructions and a worksheet for computing fringe benefit costs, (2) a discussion of actual and potential costs of benefit programs with tables of comparative data, (3) criteria that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a fringe benefit program, (4) a detailed discussion of legally required fringe benefits and of other benefits commonly provided, with suggestions for monitoring and controlling costs, and (5) recommendations for negotiating benefits intended to be of maximum value to the board and employees alike. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Fringe Benefits, Insurance, Leaves of Absence, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Salaries, School District Spending, School Personnel, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Salaries, Worksheets
Illinois Association of School Boards, 330 Iles Park Place, Springfield, IL 62718 ($5.00, quantity discounts; payment must accompany orders under $10.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Association of School Boards, Springfield.
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