Monday, October 17, 2016

Key Findings from the KASB Central Office Staff Survey Report

KASB recently released the 2016 KASB Central Office Staff Survey Annual Report, which provides information reported by Kansas public school districts to the Kansas Association of School Boards related to the demographics, contracts, and salary and benefits of their central office staff, including Board Clerks and Treasurers, from the 1995-96 school year through the 2015-16 school year.


The KASB Central Office Staff Survey changed format beginning with the 2016-17 school year. The report presents the data in the new format, and utilizes data formerly collected via the Administrators Survey.  


Below are some of the key findings from the report.  


  • Central Office Staff reported as of 2015-16 included Board Clerks (23%), Treasurers (17%), Directors of Support Functions (26%), Directors of Educational Functions (15%), Coordinators (10%), Supervisors (10%), Assistant Superintendents (7%), and Assistant Directors (3%).
  • Areas of focus reported for Central Office Staff in 2015-16 included Operations (21%), Curriculum (8%), Technology (7%), Central Services (6%), Food Service (6%), Special Education (6%), Transportation (5%), School Support Services (4%), Instruction (2%), Student Support Services (2%), Instructional Staff Support Services (1%), Professional Development (1%), and Vocational (1%).
  • Board Clerks report being in their current position an average of 11 years, and in any position in the district an average of 12 years.
  • Treasurers report being in their current position an average of 12 years, and in any position in the district an average of 11 years.
  • Other Central Office Staff report being in their current position an average of 7 years, and in any position in the district an average of 12 years.
  • All Central Office Staff have an average length of current contract just over one year.
  • Less than 10% of Board Clerks and Treasurers report having Master’s degrees, and less than 5% report having Doctorate or Specialist Degrees.
  • Between 1995-96 and 2015-16:
    • The percent of Board Clerk positions held by women increased from 86% to 92%
    • The percent of Treasurer positions held by women increased from 78% to 87%.
    • The percent of other Central Office Staff positions held by women increased from 45% to 51%.
    • The average age for all central office staff has increased from 48 to 50.
    • Board Clerk salaries increased 53% from $29,828 to $45,638.
    • Treasurer salaries increased 95% from $18,147 to $35,438.
    • Other Central Office Staff salaries increased 78% from $42,849 to $76,225.
    • Board Clerk fringe benefits increased 270% from $1,706 to $6,312.
    • Treasurer fringe benefits increased 224% from $1,707 to $5,528.
    • Other Central Office Staff fringe benefits increased 189% from $2,671 to $7,719.
  • From 1999-00 to 2015-16:
    • Other Central Office Staff reporting Master’s degrees decreased from 47% to 43%.
    • Other Central Office Staff reporting Doctorates decreased from 14% to 11%
    • Other Central Office Staff reporting Specialist degrees decreased from 9% to 7%.
    • The percent of Master’s degrees earned by Central Office Staff at a Kansas postsecondary institution increased from 86% to 89%.
    • The percent of Doctorates earned by Central Office Staff at a Kansas postsecondary institution increased from 82% to 85%.
    • The percent of Specialist degrees earned by Central Office Staff at a Kansas postsecondary institution increased from 87% to 93%.
  • From 2007-08 to 2015-16:
    • The percent of Board Clerks reporting Bachelor’s degrees increased from 22% to 36%.
    • The percent of Treasurers reporting Bachelor’s degrees increased from 24% to 31%.
    • The percent of Other Central Office Staff reporting Bachelor’s degrees increased from 57% to 63%.
    • The percent of Associate's degrees earned by Central Office Staff at a Kansas postsecondary institution increased from 95% to 97%.
    • The percent of Bachelor’s degrees earned by Central Office Staff at a Kansas postsecondary institution increased from 88% to 89%.
  • Since 2012-13, the average number of contract days has increased for Board Clerks (251 to 276), Treasurers (239 to 259), and other Central Office Staff (242 to 252).


In addition to the report, KASB released the following data resources, which allow users to drill down and filter by district, KASB Region, KSHSAA Class, KNEA Uniserv, High School League, and other factors:
  • Two Excel workbooks containing data for all years, the first containing information on central office staff demographics, contracts, salary, and benefits, and the other containing information on degrees and postsecondary institutions.
  • Two Interactive Tableau Tools with all available data, the first containing information on central office staff demographics, contracts, salary, and benefits, and the other containing information on degrees and postsecondary institutions.

These resources are made available to members only, and can be found at https://kasbresearch.org/member-data/.  If you need the password to access the members-only data page, or have questions on the report or the data, contact research@kasb.org.    

2 comments:

  1. Good work. The information will be very helpful to boards and superintendents. Thanks.

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