11-17-2015 Organization of the Board and Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #42


Title
2015-16 Salary Adjustment for School Board Members

Discussion
Annually the Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research calculates salaries for all constitutional officers, as prescribed in Florida Statute 145.19.  Per this calculation, School Board Members' salaries for 2015-16 would change to $39,966 (see attached).

However, Florida Statute 1001.395(2) authorizes School Board Members to voluntarily reduce their statutorily calculated salary. Since 2008-09 the Board has voluntarily chosen to freeze their salaries at a level equivalent to that of a beginning teacher and not accept the higher calculated amount as required by law.  Based on the recently ratified instructional contract for 2015-16 the salary of a beginning teacher is $39,226.

As a point of interest, also attached is a state-wide listing of salaries for elected County Officials prepared by the Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research.


Recommendation
For the 2015-16 fiscal year, continue the practice of voluntarily freezing School Board Members' salaries to be equivalent to that of a beginning teacher.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 11/17/2015

Authority for Action
FS 1001.395(2)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
15-1639,226yes10090000010017100171000

Contact
Judy R. Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, ext. 600
Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, 321-639-0505


Attachment:  2015-16 Salary Memo and Table.pdf
Attachment:  2015-16 Elected Officals Salaries.pdf
Attachment:  Board Member Salary HIstory.pdf