Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Key Findings from the KASB Other Staff Survey Report

KASB recently released the 2016 KASB Other Staff Survey Annual Report.  This report includes the data reported by Kansas Public School Districts to the Kansas Association of School Boards related to Classified and other staff from the 1995-96 school year through the 2015-16 school year.

The KASB Other Staff Survey is new beginning with the 2016-17 school year.  This report presents the data in the new format, and utilizes data formerly collected via the Classified Salary and Wage 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 report:
  • From 1995-96 to 2015-16:
    • The average number of custodians per district decreased 18 percent from 11.1 to 9.1 in 2015-16.  
    • Head custodians increased 5 percent from 4.0 to 4.2.  
    • Other building clerical positions decreased 10 percent from 8.0 to 7.2.  
    • Building secretary positions decreased 8 percent from 6.5 to 6.0 per district.
    • Central office clerical staff decreased 13 percent from 4.3 to 3.7.  
    • Central office secretaries decreased 23 percent from 3.6 to 2.8 per district.
    • Food service cooks decreased 22 percent from 8.9 per district to 6.9.  
    • Food servers decreased 18 percent from 13.0 to 10.7.  
    • Non-licensed maintenance decreased 38 percent from 5.2 per district to 3.2.  
    • Licensed maintenance increased 17 percent from 3.5 to 4.1.
    • Non-special education paraprofessionals increased 19 percent from 13.0 per district to 15.5.  
    • Special education paraprofessionals increased 110 percent from 42.1 per district to 88.6 per.
  • From 1996-97 to 2015-16:
    • Building custodian starting hourly wages increased 50 percent from $6.75 to $10.12, average wages increased 47 percent from $8.07 to $11.85, annual salaries increased 42 percent from $16,364 to $23,198, and fringe benefits increased 229 percent from $1,617 to $5,313.  
    • Head custodian starting wages increased 57 percent from $7.73 to $12.16, average wages increased 49 percent from $10.05 to $14.99 annual salaries increased 46 percent from $21,790 to $31,751, and fringe benefits increased 233 percent from $1,699 to $5,651.  
    • Building clerical starting wages increased 61 percent from $6.53 to $10.55, average wages increased 62 percent from $7.79 to $12.63, annual salaries increased 68 percent from $11,377 to $19,068, and fringe benefits increased 238 percent from $1,464 to $4,943.  
    • Building secretary starting wages increased 58 percent from $6.74 to $10.67, average wages increased 52 percent from $8.60 to $13.11, annual salaries increased 58 percent from $14,810 to $23,438, and fringe benefits increased 253 percent from $1,525 to $5,378.
    • Central office clerical starting wages increased 71 percent from $7.20 to $12.32, average salaries increased 75 percent from $8.92 to $15.62, annual salaries increased 79 percent from $16,386 to $29,304, and fringe benefits increased 225 percent from $1,492 to $4,844.  
    • Central office secretary starting wages increased 65 percent from $7.45 to $10.67, average wages increased 64 percent from $9.42 to $15.50, annual salaries increased 65 percent from $18,610 to $30,752, and fringe benefits increased 217 percent from $1,597 to $5,069.  
    • Cook starting wages increased 54 percent from $6.28 to $9.67, average wages increased 48 percent from $7.94 to $11.76, annual salaries increased 50 percent from $10,441 to $15,698, and fringe benefits increased 258 percent from $1,442 to $5,162.  
    • Food server starting wages increased 55 percent from $6.05 to $9.35, average wages increased 49 percent from $7.03 to $10.48, annual salaries increased 40 percent from $7,259 to $10,160, and fringe benefits increased 246 percent from $1,317 to $4,562.
    • Non-licensed maintenance staring wages increased 54 percent from $8.35 to $12.88, average wages increased 57 percent from $10.59 to $16.68, annual salaries increased 53 percent from $22,291 to $34,109, and fringe benefits increased 224 percent from $1,632 to $5,279.  
    • Licensed maintenance starting wages increased 89 percent from $9.01 to $17.02, average wages increased 87 percent from $11.54 to $21.58, annual salaries increased 83 percent from $24,688 to $45,065, and fringe benefits increased 268 percent from $1,567 to $5,760.  
    • Non-special education para-professional starting wages increased 55 percent from $5.99 to $9.25, average wages increased 61 percent from $6.97 to $11.20, annual salaries increased 65 percent from $8,337 to $13,741, and fringe benefits increased 266 percent from $13,53 to $4,948.  
    • Special education para-professional starting wages increased 60 percent from $6.06 to $9.71, average wages increased 62 percent from $7.12 to $11.56, annual salaries increased 61 percent from $8,432 to $13,574, and fringe benefits increased 353% from $1,317 to $5,974. 
    • Average hours per year have remained fairly consistent, with building custodians averaging around 2,000 hours per year, building head custodians 2,125, building clerical 1,500, building secretaries 1,700, central office clerical 1,850, central office secretaries 2,000, cooks 1,300, food servers 975, non-licensed maintenance 2,100, licensed maintenance 2,100, non-special education para-professionals 1,200, and special education para-professionals 1,200.
    • Annual vacation leave allocations have remained fairly consistent, with 11.0 days for building custodians, 11.6 for building head custodians, 8.9 for building clerical, 9.6 for building secretaries, 11.5 for central office clerical, 11.8 for central office secretaries, 6.5 for cooks, 6.7 for food servers, 11.3 for non-licensed maintenance, 11.3 for licensed maintenance, 4.8 for non-special education para-professionals, and 4.2 for special education paraprofessionals. 
    • Annual medical leave allocations have remained fairly consistent, with 11.5 days for building custodians, 11.7 for building head custodians, 10.3 for building clerical, 10.6 for building secretaries, 11.7 for central office clerical, 11.7 for central office secretaries, 9.9 for cooks, 9.6 for food servers, 11.6 for non-licensed maintenance, 12.1 for licensed maintenance, 9.8 for non-special education para-professionals, and 9.9 for special education para-professionals.
  • From 1996-97 to 2012-13 around 20 percent of districts indicate they met with classified staff to determine the terms and conditions of employment.
  • Over 60 percent of districts indicated the superintendent recommended the terms and conditions of employment between 2001-02 and 2012-13. 
  • An increasing number of districts (from a little over 0 percent in 2000-01 to over 30 percent in 2013-14) indicate that the classified staff see the same percent increase as teachers each year.  
  • Between 2000-01 and 2012-13:
    • Less than 10 percent of districts reported some other means of determining terms and conditions of employment for classified employees. 
    • The percent of districts reporting that nurses were paid according to the teacher salary schedule remained around 25 percent.
  • The number of regular drivers per district has been reported consistently between 10 and 12 drivers until 2015-16, when this number dropped to about 9 per district.  The number of special drivers has been consistently between 4 and 6 per district.
  • From 2001-02 to 2015-16:
    • Regular bus driver hourly rates increased 45 percent from $9.85 to $14.24 and per trip rates increased 60 percent from $14.07 to $22.45.  Special bus driver hourly rates increased 51 percent from $7.48 to $11.27.
    • The average number of full-time nurses employed decreased 27 percent from 3.3 to 2.4 and the average number of part-time nurses employed increased 40 percent from 1.5 to 2.1 per district.  
    • Starting hourly wages for nurses increased 34 percent from $15.05 to $20.19 and the average hourly wages increased 39 percent from $16.39 to $22.73. 
    • The average amount spent on contract nursing services increased 98 percent from $19,861 to $39,401.
  • From 2006-07 to 2015-16:
    • Per mile rates for regular bus drivers decreased 13 percent from $0.45 to $0.39, and for special bus drivers decreased 31 percent from $0.54 to $0.37.
    • The number of contracted full-time nurses increased 17 percent from 1.4 to 1.6 per district.
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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