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.    

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.    

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Key Findings from the KASB Principal Survey Report

KASB recently released the 2016 KASB Principal 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 principals and assistant principals from the 1995-96 school year through the 2015-16 school year. Over 90 percent of districts responded each year, with responses for many years nearing 100 percent.


The KASB Principal 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 Administrators Survey.  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.


Below are some key findings from the report:
  • From 1995-96 (or earliest available year) to 2015-16:
    • The average number of principals per district decreased from 4.1 to 4.0, and the average number of assistant principals per district increased from 1.1 to 1.8.
    • The average number of students per principal increased from 358.8 to 400.2, and the average number of students per assistant principal decreased from 879.6 to 865.5.
    • The average number of teachers per principal increased from 28.4 to 31.0, and the average number of aides and paraprofessionals per principal increased from 5.9 to 12.8.  
    • The average age for principals increased from 46.1 to 47.2, and the average age for assistant principals increased from 33.0 to 48.1.  
    • The percent of principals who are female increased from 31.4% to 43.0%, and the percent of assistant principals who are female increased from 26.9% to 38.3%
    • The percent of principals reported as full-time increased from 95.4% to 96.2%, and the percent of assistant principals reported as full-time decreased from 95.4% to 91.2%.
    • The percent of principals that taught before becoming principal increased from 44.0% to 45.9%, and the percent of assistant principals that taught before becoming assistant principal decreased from 59.7% to 57.2% (2007-08).
    • The percent of principals also teaching decreased from 3.3% to 1.9%, and the percent of assistant principals also teaching increased from 1.8% to 2.5%.  
    • The average number of years principals had been at their current district went from 6.4 years to 6.9 years, and the number of years assistant principals had been at their current district went from 5.5 years to 5.0 years.
    • The average number of years principals had been principals at any district went from 9.9 years to 9.6 years, and the average number of years assistant principals had been assistant principals at any district went from 6.9 years to 6.6 years.  
    • Principals’ average contract length was consistently around 1.3 to 1.4 years, and assistant principals’ average contract length was consistently 1.2 to 1.3 years.  
    • The average number of contract days for principals increased from 166.0 to 207.4, and the average number of contract days for assistant principals increased from 173.8 to 209.2 (2006-07).
    • The percent of principals and assistant principals reported with master’s degrees has been consistently above 90% to 95%.
    • Principals’ salaries increased 57.8% with an average annual increase of 2.3%, going from $52,071 to $82,173.
    • Assistant principals’ salaries increased 52.9% with an average annual increase of 2.2%, going from $49,388 to $75,503.
    • Benefits for principals increased from $2,497 to $8,751, which is an increase of 250.5% total and 6.7% annually.
    • Benefits for assistant principals increased from $2,684 to $7,394, which is an increase of 175.4% total and 5.7% annually.
    • The percent of principals with doctorate degrees has decreased from 8.2% to 6.1%, and the percent of assistant principals with doctorate degrees has decreased from 3.4% to 2.0%.  
    • The percent of principals with specialist degrees has decreased from 14.5% to 7.1%, and the percent of assistant principals with specialist degrees has decreased from 8.6% to 2.8%.
    • The percent of principal and assistant principal degrees coming from Kansas private colleges and universities increased from 0.7% to 20.2%.
    • The percent of principal and assistant principal degrees coming from out-of-state postsecondary institutions decreased from 20.3% to 13.6%.
  • In 2015-16:
    • 10% of assistant principals were reported to also serve as athletic director, and 6% as activities director.
    • 2.4% of principals were reported to also serve as athletic director, and 2.3% as a program director or coordinator.


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 principal and assistant principal demographics, contracts, salary, and benefits, and the other containing information on degrees and postsecondary institutions.
  • Two Interactive Tableau Tools with all available data, first containing information on principal and assistant principal 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.