ERIC Number: ED054515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Moving Away From the Index.
Index salary scheduling, now in effect in many of the nation's schools, establishes percentages for teacher preparation and experience levels, and then compensates teachers by a base salary plus the appropriate percentages. School boards and administrators are discovering, however, that the plan often leads to certain unforeseen problems, namely, the loss to the employer of discretionary power, locked-in costs, and teacher pressure for upward revisions. Several negotiation strategies such as forceful and intelligent bargaining, fiscal planning, and flexibility are available to school boards to aid in abrogating some of the negative influences of the index schedule. (RA)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Collective Bargaining, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Problems, Financial Policy, Indexes, Negotiation Impasses, Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials, Teacher Employment, Teacher Salaries
Educational Service Bureau, Inc., 1835 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($5.95)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Service Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.