DeKalb Schools administration is asking the Board of Education to approve salary adjustments for classified staff, salary adjustments for executive staff and the DeKalb County School District Budget for 2019-2020 (FY2020).
There are quite a number of closed door budget meetings between now and the next Board meeting (June 25). For right now, this board and administration are planning on appropriating $1.2 billion for the general fund. That is $450 million more since 2014. At the same time, the student population has decreased by roughly 5,000 students.
The current budget will take $28 million from reserves as we financially drive the school system into the ground.
The Board of Education is currently considering the Retroactive component of the Classified Staff Salary adjustments as approved in at the January 2019 meeting by implementing the MAG study. Payment of the Classified Staff adjustments will be retroactively applied to the first working day of January 2019.
The financial impact will come to $5,500,000.00
Granting steps for years of experience values staff by recognizing their longevity within the Dekalb County School District. This study is limited to internal years of completed Dekalb County School District experience, which includes both related and non-related experience. Related experience is not available and is not separately identified in this study. The DCSD Human Resources staff will audit employee files, if necessary.
Experience for classified staff was evaluated in three ways and is based on the data
1. Experience years in current position – Estimated salary cost = $1,600,000
2. Experience years in current position, plus half DCSD experience – Estimated salary cost = 5,002,000
3. Experience years for all internal DCSD experience – Estimated salary cost = $5,800,000