11-19-2013 Organization of the Board with Oath and Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #49


Title
2013-2014 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 Member’s salaries for 2013-14 would change to $39,773 (see attached).

However, Florida Statute 1001.395(2) authorizes School Board Member 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. 

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
Continue, until further notice, the practice of voluntarily freezing School Board Member’s salaries to be equivalent to that of a beginning teacher.  This change will be retroactive to July 1, 2013.


Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 11/19/2013

Authority for Action
FS 1001.395(2)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

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Contact
Judy R. Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, x600


Attachment:  2013-2014 School Board Member Salaries.pdf
Attachment:  2013_2014 Elected Officials Salaries.pdf