ERIC Number: ED209721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Compensating the Administrative Team. The Administrative Team Career Development Series, Book 2.
American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.
As part of the Administrative Team Career Development Series, this booklet outlines several factors to consider in establishing compensation structures for school district administrators. Such structures must balance the needs and interests of the employee, the school system, and the public. Salary, working conditions, and fringe benefits must all be considered in promoting fair treatment of administrators and fostering productivity, loyalty, and high morale. Steps for evaluating a district's current compensation structure should include rating each administrative position according to equity, rationality, competiveness, retention, job performance, responsiveness, and career growth. After the monetary value of each position is determined, districts can develop their compensation plan using one of five alternatives--the traditional single-step schedule, a traditional schedule with steps based on merit, a traditional schedule with noncumulative performance awards, a traditional schedule with cumulative performance awards, and a variable schedule. The variable compensation schedule is generally the most responsive to district needs, but it adds administrative problems. Districts must also consider factors such as "grandfather" clauses, transition, union contracts, and market forces. Additionally, it is suggested that further study be undertaken by school board members, superintendents and administrative personnel, incorporating information from the AASA/NSBA publication "Compensating the Administrative Team--Full Report." (MMJ)
Descriptors: Administrators, Career Development, Compensation (Remuneration), Fringe Benefits, Merit Pay, Recognition (Achievement), Rewards, Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 021-00844; $3.50; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared for the AASA Committee for the Advancement of School Administration (CASA). Reviewed and approved by the Joint AASA-NSBA Committee.