ERIC Number: EJ897624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Salary Recession for School Administrators?
District Administration, v46 n8 p30-34, 36, 41-42 Sep 2010
Almost every day, it seems, school districts coping with budget shortfalls are announcing freezes or cuts to administrative salaries and benefits as part of the solution, a trend that began during the past school year and is becoming more prevalent around the country. Salaries, which account for more than 70 percent of some school budgets, have become a natural target as school boards and superintendents try to inflict minimal damage on student learning. State governments are exerting pressure on salaries, as state deficits mount and the public becomes increasingly suspicious of all government spending. Dan Domenech, executive director, American Association of School Administrators says "It's very difficult for communities and boards of education not to make reductions in salaries, benefits." In public school districts nationwide, across-the-board cuts have been made in teacher and administrator salaries, as well as in health insurance benefits. And while many administrator positions have been cut in recent years, the remaining administrators are taking on mounting workloads.
Descriptors: School Districts, Economic Climate, Financial Problems, State Aid, Retrenchment, School Administration, Administrators, Politics of Education, Salaries, Educational Trends, Educational Research, Boards of Education
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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