ERIC Number: ED436320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Last Best Place? The 1998-99 Montana Rural Teacher Salary and Benefits Survey.
In Montana, there are 151 small rural schools that constitute elementary independent districts with either a supervising teacher or a teaching principal as the head of the school. In fall 1998, a survey of all 151 schools examined enrollments, budgets, staff, salaries, and benefits. Enrollments ranged from 2 to 174 students; 83 schools had fewer than 19 students, the point at which a school is required to hire a second teacher. General fund budgets ranged from $22,000 to $97,216 for one-teacher schools and from $57,882 to $113,000 for two-teacher schools. Full-time teacher salaries ranged from $11,565 to $38,775. Tables present the number of schools in various salary ranges and average salaries for each fifth of the schools. Some type of housing for teachers was provided by 41 schools, primarily the lower-paying schools. Only 24 schools paid a specific stipend to the supervising teacher. Other data include mileage paid to teachers, provision of health insurance, janitorial duties performed by teachers, professional and personal leave days, and salaries of school clerks. Findings are compared to those of a 1992-93 study. Appendices include the survey form, a list of participating schools, and comments from the surveys. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana Small Schools Alliance, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana