Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Key Findings from the KASB Supplemental Pay Survey Report

KASB recently released the KASB 2016 Supplemental Pay Survey Annual Report.  This report includes the data reported by Kansas Public School Districts to the Kansas Association of School Boards related to Supplemental Pay from the 1994-95 school year through the 2015-16 school year. 

The KASB Supplemental Pay Survey changed format beginning with the 2016-17 school year.  This report presents the data in the new format, and utilizes data formerly collected via the Supplemental Contracts and Teacher Contract Details surveys.  Data is presented at the state level in this report, but is available by district, KASB Region, KSHSAA Class, KNEA Uniserv, and High School League at kasbresearch.org.

Here are some key findings from the Supplemental Pay report:

  • From 1994-95 to 2015-16:
    • High school head positions increased from 24 per district to 29 per district.
    • High school assistant positions increased from 10 per district to 16 per district.
    • Middle school head positions increased from 9 per district to 13 per district.
    • Middle school assistant positions increased from 5 per district to 8 per district.
    • The number of students per district head centered around 900 annually.
    • The number of students per member or other positions went from around 800 to 600.
    • The number of students per high school head ranged from 55 to 61.
    • The number of students per high school assistant ranged from 124 to 151.
    • The number of students per middle school head ranged from 138 to 156.
    • The number of students per middle school assistant ranged from 231 to 227.
    • Contract amounts for high school heads increased 64% from $1,647 to $2,693.
    • Contract amounts for high school assistants increased 57% from $1,445 to $2,260.
    • Contract amounts for middle school heads increased 63% from $1,227 to $1,999.
    • Contract amounts for middle school assistants increased 68% from $1,084 to $1,816.
    • Contract amounts for athletic activities increased 60% from %$1,727 to $2,761.
    • Contract amounts for clubs and academic activities increased 65% from $1,074 to $1,773.
    • Contract amounts for other positions increased 59% from $1,330 to $2,118. 
    • Hourly pay for most activities went from between $10 and $15 to between $16 and $23. 
    • Hourly pay for concessions/tickets and lunchroom went from between $7 and $10 to $11. 
  • From 1996-97 to 2015-16:
    • Contract amounts for district heads increased 78% from $2,619 to $4,662.
    • Contract amounts for other positions increased 86% from $922 to $1,717. 
  • From 1998-99 to 2015-16:
    • Districts reporting having extended contracts based on daily amounts increased from just over 50% up to 80% then down to 24%.
    • Districts reporting having extended contracts based on a fraction of the regular contract increased from 21% to 42% then down to 9%. 
    • Districts reporting having extended contracts based on monthly amounts increased from 7% to 12% then down to 2%. 
  • From 1999-2000 to 2015-16:
    • Between 92% and 98% of districts reported offering driver’s ed programs for most years, dropping down to 87% for the current year. 
    • Less than 10% of districts offering driver’s ed indicated it was offered during the normal duty day.
    • Districts offering driver’s ed contracts based on hourly amounts increased from 40% to 59% then back down to 40%.
    • Districts offering driver’s ed contracts based on a fraction of the normal contract were reported in only three years, and represented 1% or less in each year. 
    • Districts offering driver’s ed contracts based on a per student basis increased from 13% to 20%.
    • Districts offering driver’s ed contracts based on a fixed annual amount stayed between 9% and 17%.
    • Hourly driver’s ed contracts increased from $20 per hour to $25 per hour.
    • Per student driver’s ed contracts went from just over $120 per student to just under $160 per student.
    • Fixed annual driver’s ed contracts went from $3,300 to $3,560.
  • From 2003-04 to 2015-16:
    • Districts reporting having extended contracts based on hourly amounts increased from 44% to 57% then decreased to 21%.
  • From 1994-95 to 2014-15:
    • The average number of contracts for athletics increased from 30 per district to 37 per district.
    • The average number of contracts for clubs and academic activities increased from 17 per district to 19 per district.
    • The average number of contracts for other activities increased from 2 per district to 3 per district.
    • The number of students per athletic contract decreased from 49 to 44 on average.
    • The number of students per contract for clubs and academic activities decreased from 86 to 82 on average.
    • The number of students per other contract decreased from 923 to 665.
    • There was an average of between 7 and 8 basketball contracts per district annually.
    • There was an average of between 5 and 6 track contracts per district annually.
    • There was an average of between 1 and 4 contracts for each other sport per district annually.
    • There was an average of between 3 and 4 class sponsors per district annually.
    • There was an average of between 1 and 2 contracts for each club or academic activity per district annually.
    • There was an average of just over 2 contracts for non-hourly committee work per district annually.
    • There was an average of between 1 and 2 contracts each for all other activities per district annually.
    • Most sports have seen a decline in the number of students per contract, with the exception of gymnastics and intramurals.
    • Supplemental contracts for clubs, academic, and other activities are fairly stable with the exception of orchestral music, which shows a slight decline.
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:


The report as well as the tools mentioned can be found at kasbresearch.org.  Questions on the report and data can be sent to research@kasb.org.    

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