DPS discusses administrator payDickinson Public Schools administration met with members of the DPS Board Thursday to discuss how to make an administration compensation plan based on job responsibilities more equitable.
Dickinson Public Schools administration met with members of the DPS Board Thursday to discuss how to make an administration compensation plan based on job responsibilities more equitable.
School officials discussed the matter during an administrative negotiation meeting, held at the Central Administration Office.
There are 12 administrators within the DPS District, not including the superintendent, said Dean Rummel, DPS Board president.
A proposed plan would set payment according to a “responsibility factor.”
When student enrollment declined in the early 2000’s, less administrators were needed, and responsibilities were then shared among other administrators, board members said.
With the complexity of how education is now, change needs to be dealt with again, said Kris Fehr, board member.
“It just doesn’t make sense to make people do more jobs, when you increase the complexity of the jobs,” Fehr said. “Now we have more students too, so that they have more to do.”
Melanie Kathrein with DPS, said the school board has a “very talented and dedicated administration.”
Once a consensus on the matter is reached, the proposed plan for compensation will go to the school board for a vote. It would go into affect for the 2010-2011 school year.
Rummel said the matter will continue to be discussed at a future meeting.