The KASB research staff provide specialized information
school boards and administrators need to make decisions. Information on salaries and supplemental
contracts can usually be provided the same day they are requested. Complete data files for the entire state can
be provided on disc or via e-mail for districts that choose to do their own
- Administrators—Each fall a survey is completed by certified administrators and
other school management personnel about their educational background,
experience, salary and fringe benefits.
Board members can compare their district information with other
districts of similar characteristics.
- Negotiations—Each year, with information supplied by school districts and the
Kansas State Department of Education, staff prepares rankings of salaries,
salary schedules, budgets, mill levies, pupil-teacher ratios and district
enrollments. This information is
valuable for districts when deciding district pay schedules. School officials can evaluate their district
with others in their area, their region, or districts with other similar
reports can be requested that analyze aspects of your budget in relation to
other districts. These are helpful if
you are concerned about a particular cost area and what other districts spend
in that area. These reports are
presented in terms of dollars and the percent of the budget devoted to each
Settlements—Kansas districts can contrast themselves to other districts which
have declared impasse. Reports on
settlements show the districts in terms of salary, benefits and percentage
- Enrollment—Enrollment projections are a fee service. “Cohort survival ratios” are used to predict
enrollments. This system compares each
grade’s enrollment from year-to-year to establish patterns for future years. These reports also include a brief analysis
of local demographic and population trends.
- Supplemental and
Non-Certified Staff Salaries—KASB can generate printouts from each district
about salaries for supplemental staff and classified personnel.