5310 Compensation Schedules

  • 1.  Certificated Salaries
    Staff under contract to the district will be paid according to current Yelm Community Schools K-12 Salary Schedule.

    2.  Classified Salaries
    Classified staff will be placed on the appropriate step of the salary schedule.

    In order to advance one step on the salary schedule, a staff member must have served at least 90 days of the prior work year in a position with the district.

    3.  Application of Course Credits to the Certificated Salary Schedule
    The district will provide for the review and adjustment of certificated staff contracts on the basis of information filed with the human resources office by October 1. The staff member will provide the human resources office, according to schedule, with the required information, including official college or university transcripts, official records of degrees completed, official records of approval and completion of authorized work for equivalent credits and all other pertinent data for contract adjustment purposes.

    Credits earned by certificated staff after September 1, 1995, will be eligible for application to the state salary schedule only if the course content meets one of the following criteria:

    1. The course is consistent with a school-based plan for mastery of student learning goals identified in the annual school performance report for the school in which the staff member is assigned;
    2. The course pertains to the individual’s current assignment or expected assignment for the subsequent school year;
    3. The course is necessary to obtain an endorsement required by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board;
    4. The course is specifically required to obtain an advanced level of certification;
    5. The course is part of a college or university degree program that pertains to the staff member’s current or potential future assignment as instructional staff; or
    6. The course addresses research-based assessment and instructional strategies for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and language disabilities when addressing learning goal one as applicable and appropriate for individual certificated instructional staff.

    Certificated Administrator Salaries
     (except for Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent)

    Rules for Determining Salary Schedule Amounts 

    1. The general rule is that Step 7 of the salary schedule is the mean of the top 45% salaries reported in the most recent School Information Research Service (SIRS) report for school districts of comparable size (5,000-7,000 grouping) for like positions.
    2. Each step up from Step 1 is increased by 3%. Basic rule: 3% between steps working forward from Step 1. 
    3. No position will be forced to take a salary reduction on the basis of changes in the SIRS report. If a position is reduced in salary based upon the most recent SIRS report, the salary schedule from the previous year will be “grandfathered.” 
    4. Dean of Students will be paid at 75% of Elementary School Principal and contain 3 steps. 
    5. Director of Career and Technical Education / Communications and Director of Assessment will be paid at the same level as High School Assistant Principal. 
    6. Assistant Director of Student Support will be paid at the same level as Middle School Assistant Principal.

    Rules for Initial Placement on Salary Schedule upon Adoption of a Step Salary Schedule
    Placement will occur on the step salary schedule on the appropriate step for the number of years experience as a principal/assistant principal/administrator.

    In cases where current salary is higher than the salary at the appropriate experience step, salary will be frozen until experience and salary catches up with the salary schedule.

    Rules for Placement on Salary Schedule upon Promotions
    Placement will occur on the step salary schedule nearest the current salary for each position while still providing a salary increase of 8% when possible, except in instances when such a placement would cause an inequity to the promoted administrator.

    Rules for Progression on Salary Schedule
    The steps of the salary schedule represent years of experience as a principal/assistant principal.

    A certificated administrator will progress on the step salary schedule one step for each year of experience subject to satisfactory performance and any modifications made by board action.

    Certificated Professional Option
    After ten years as a certificated administrator in the district, the certificated administrator is entitled to participate in a mutually developed (certificated administrator and superintendent) and approved professional development program.  Annually, an allocation of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) will be provided per certificated administrator.  It will be expected that the program will focus upon district/individual needs and there will be some form of follow-up report provided upon request.

    Certificated Administrator Education Stipends
    An administrator holding a degree higher than specified in the job description will be paid the following stipend:

    Doctoral Degree or Master’s +90 Qtr. Hrs.              $3,500

    Master’s Degree                                                                $3,000

    Certificated Administrator Salary Schedule
    (except for Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent)

    Beginning July 1, 2021 (based on 215 workday calendar, 182 workday for Dean of Students) 

    chart of positions and salaries

    Certificated
    Professional Development Option, After 10 Years                    $1,500

    Education Stipends
    Doctoral Degree or Master’s +90 Qtr. Hrs.                                    $3,500
    Master’s Degree or CPA                                                            $3,000

    Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Classified Administrator Salaries
     (based on 260 workday calendar)

    Rules for Determining Salary Schedule Amounts

    1. The general rule is that Step 7 of the salary schedule is the mean of the top 45% salaries reported in the most recent SIRS report for school districts of comparable size (5,000-7,000 grouping) for like positions 
    2. Each step up from Step 1 is increased by 3%. Basic rule: 3% between steps working forward from Step 1. 
    3. No position will be forced to take a salary reduction on the basis of changes in the SIRS report. If a position is reduced in salary based upon the most recent SIRS report, the salary schedule from the previous year will be “grandfathered”. 
    4. The Assistant Director of Transportation will receive 80% of the Transportation Director’s pay.

    Rules for Initial Placement on Salary Schedule upon Adoption of a Step Salary Schedule
    Placement will occur on the step salary schedule on the appropriate step for the number of years experience as a like administrator.

    In cases where current salary is higher than the salary at the appropriate experience step, salary will be frozen until experience and salary catches up with the salary schedule.

    Rules for Placement on Salary Schedule upon Promotions
    Placement will occur on the step salary schedule nearest the current salary for each position while still providing a salary increase of 8% when possible, except in instances when such a placement would cause an inequity to the promoted administrator.

    Rules for Progression on Salary Schedule
    The steps of the salary schedule represent years of experience as an administrator.

    An administrator will progress on the step salary schedule one step for each year of experience subject to satisfactory performance and any modifications made by board action.

    Certificated Professional Option
    After 10 years as an administrator in the district the administrator is entitled to participate in mutually developed (Superintendent) and approved professional development program. “An allocation of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) will be provided per administrator. It will be expected that the program will focus upon district/individual needs and there will be some form of follow-up report provided upon request.

    Administrator Education Stipends
    An administrator holding a degree higher than that specified in the job description will be paid the following stipend:

    Doctoral Degree (or Master’s +90 Qtr. Hrs.),               $3,500
    Master’s Degree or CPA                                                        $3,000

    Superintendent, Deputy and Assistant Superintendent Salary Schedule

    Beginning July 1, 2021 (based on 260 workday calendar)

    Chart of positions and salaries 

    Certificated:
    Professional Development Option, After 10 Years         $1,500

    Education Stipends
    Doctoral Degree or Master’s +90 Qtr. Hrs.                          $3,500
    Master’s Degree or CPA                                                    $3,000

    Classified Administrator Salary Schedule
    Beginning July 1, 2021 (based on 260 workday calendar)

    Chart of positions and salaries
     

    Educational Stipends
    Doctoral Degree or Master’s +90 Qtr. Hrs.                  $3,500
    Master’s Degree or CPA                                                     $3,000
    Bachelor’s Degree                                                               $2,600

    Administrative Support Staff Salaries
     (based on 260 workday calendar unless specified in the posting)

    Rules for Determining Salary Schedule Amounts

    1. The general rule is that Step 8of the salary schedule is reflective of the average SIRS adjustment given to elementary principals. 
    2. Basic rule: 3% between steps working forward from Step 1. 

    Rules for Initial Placement on Salary Schedule upon Adoption of a Step Salary Schedule

    Prior like experience may be granted year for year.

    Placement will occur on the step salary schedule on the appropriate step for the number of years’ experience in current position.

    In cases where current salary is higher than the salary at the appropriate experience step, salary will be frozen until experience and/or salary catches up with the salary schedule.

    Rules for Placement on Salary Schedule upon Promotions
    Placement will occur on the step salary schedule nearest the current salary for each position while still providing a salary increase of 8% when possible, except in instances when such a placement would cause an inequity to the promoted employee.

    Rules for Progression on Salary Schedule
    After placement on the salary schedule, the steps of the salary schedule represent years of experience in that position.

    An employee will progress on the step salary schedule one step for each year of experience subject to satisfactory performance and any modifications made by board action.

    Administrative Support Staff Salary Schedule
     (based on 260 workday calendar unless specified in the posting)

    Beginning September 1, 2021

    Chart of positions and salaries. 

    Military Peace Corps or Vista Service Credit
    The superintendent is authorized to grant one year of increment credit for each year served in the military Peace Corps or Vista service or professional employment providing such service interrupted the staff member's actual teaching career and state-approved documentation is provided.

    For purposes of credit, one-half or more of a year of service will be counted as a full year.

    Legal References:       
    RCW 28A.405.200               Annual Salary Schedule as basis for salaries for certificated employees
    WAC 392-121-300-299      Definition – Certificated years of experience

    ADOPTED: 06/28/2001
    REVISED: 5/23/02; 7/18/02; 3/27/03; 6/05/03; 6/24/03; 9/25/03; 6/22/04; 8/26/04; 5/26/05; 7/21/05; 6/20/06; 6/07/07; 5/22/08; 1/29/09; 6/23/09; 7/23/09; 5/27/10; 6/21/11; 6/27/12; 1/24/13; 7/25/13; 6/24/14; 7/24/14; 3/26/15; 7/23/15; 6/21/16; 7/28/16; 6/20/17; 7/27/17; 5/23/19; 5/21/20, 6/24/21

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