Monthly Archives: December 2018

2019 Salary Schedules And Comparison

DeKalb Schools will implement a new salary schedule starting January 1. It will be discussed and voted on by the board on January 7th in time for January 15th checks.

DeKalb Teachers

DeKalb Schools Policy GCA says, “The compensation program shall have a comprehensive review at least every five years.” In Nov 2017, in accordance with Policy GCA, Management Advisory Group International (MAG), was engaged to perform a Compensation and Classification (Comp & Class) study.


Salary Schedule & Comparison

Here are the new teacher and counselor salary schedules and how they compare to the other Metro Atlanta school districts.

T4 = Bachelors
T5 = Masters
T6 = Specialist
T7 = Doctorate

Proposed Teacher Salary Comparison FY19
Proposed Counselor Salary Comparison FY19
Proposed Salary Schedule – ALL EMPLOYEES

T4 = Bachelors

T5 = Bachelors

New Step Structures for DeKalb Teachers

In June, DeKalb Schools board approved the plan for DeKalb Teachers Get a 2.5% Raise And Start Stepping.

Teacher Salary Schedule
Phase 1 Before/After 2.5% Raise
Phase II (DRAFT) -DCSD Teacher Pay Schedule 2018-2019

Since then, the administration has neglected to communicate with the teachers the Phase II raise they are supposed to receive in January. The following are still open questions I have with the administration:

1. When will the district communicate the Phase II salary increases and step program with the teachers?
2. Can we get a hard confirmation on the new step program to be implemented in a week?
3. What is the conversion for Years Experience to Step?
4. How is Years Experience calculated for teachers? Apparently a teacher can gain extra years experience by leaving the system and then coming back.

On Friday, Dr. Green sent out this message

Comp and Class Study Salary Adjustments

Superintendent Stephen Green

Dr. Stephen Green
Superintendent, DeKalb County School District

The MAG Compensation & Classification study was approved by the Board of Education on 11.6.2017.

Link to the official board action:
https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/ViewMeetingOrder.aspx?S=4054&MID=70828

Outlined below are the implementation phases/dates approved by the Board.

Phase 1- July 1, 2018-COMPLETE

2.5% across the board pay raise for Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Librarians/Media Specialists, OT (Occupational Therapists)/PT (Physical Therapists) /ST (Speech Therapists).

Classified staff to include the following: Bus Drivers, Custodians, Food Service Workers, Nurses, Bus Monitors, Paraprofessionals/Teacher Aides, Bookkeepers in the school, Campus Supervisors, Secretaries in the schools, Clerks in the schools, Interpreters in the school, Information Technology Technicians at the school, Registrars, Receptionists at the school, Liaisons at the school, Administrative Assistants at the school, School Healthcare Workers.

This phase did not include 12-month staff with the exception of bus drivers, food service workers, and custodians.

Phase 2- January 2019

Implement a New Step Structure for Teachers, Counselors, OT/PT/ST and Classified Staff positions (listed above) as well as the Classified Staff at the District Office- not school-based.

The New Step Structure is scheduled to be presented for board approval at the January 7, 2019 board meeting. If approved, the Finance/IT will load the programming file by January 9, 2019 in order to prepare for the January 15th payroll for impacted employees. January 9th is cutoff to for Finance/IT to make the January 15th payroll. Any delays will delay the implementation of the new step structure.

Phase 2a-January 2019

2.5% across the board pay raise for Chiefs, Deputy Superintendent, Regional Superintendent, Associate Superintendent, Executive Directors, Directors, Principals, Assistant Principals and all other District Office Staff- not school-based.

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Agenda Item – 6/26/2018 – Compensation and Classification Study Implementation

Rationale
DCSD would like to ensure that employees are in the right classification for the kind of work they are assigned in the job function.

Phase 1 – July 1, 2018 – 2.5% across the board pay raise.
Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Librarians/Media Specialists, OT/PT/ST.

$17,170,646.00 for Phase 1-with benefits included
Classified staff to include the following: Bus Drivers, Custodians, Food Service Workers, Nurses, Bus Monitors, Paraprofessionals/Teacher Aides, Bookkeepers in the school, Campus Supervisors, Secretaries in the schools, Clerks in the schools, Interpreters in the school, Information Technology Technicians at the school, Registrars, Receptionists at the school, Liaisons at the school, Administrative Assistants at the school, School Healthcare Workers.

Phase 2 – January 2019 – approximately $6.2M
Implement the NEW Step Structures for Teachers, Counselors, OT/PT/ST and Classified Staff positions (those positions listed above) as well as the Classified Staff at the District Office –not school-based

Phase 2a – January 2019 – 2.5 % raise across the board – approximately $250K
Chiefs, Deputy Superintendent, Regional Superintendents, Associate Superintendent, Executive Directors, Directors, Principals, Assistant Principals and all other District Office Staff – not school-based.

$6,479,732.00 for Phase 2/2a

SUBTOTAL: $23,650,378.00 (Phase 1 and 2/2a)

Other Funds: $ 1,884,763.00*

GRAND TOTAL: $25,535,141.00