Presentation on theme: "Academic Leadership Compensation Program (ALCP) Review."— Presentation transcript:
Academic Leadership Compensation Program (ALCP) Review
Why review ALCP? Equity Allocation of funds It’s time …but first, a brief overview of “What is ALCP?”
Academic Leadership Compensation Program (ALCP) Purpose support instructional leadership needs & professional growth Background Transitioned from previous “Career Ladder” model ALCP took effect 97/98 school year
ALCP administrative structure 2 varieties of ALCP stipends: Division Instructional Responsibilities Site (School) Based Responsibilities The Divisional and Site-Based stipends differ by: mandated or optional responsibility Funding mechanism If the stipend $ amount can vary
ALCP - Division Instructional Responsibilities Every school must have teachers assigned to these responsibilities Responsibility for funding is at the divisional level Amounts are pre-determined and do not vary Individual stipends from $500-$2000/yr, depending on assignment
ALCP - Site (School) Based Responsibilities Principals can ‘create’ these site-based responsibilities as needed a position rating scale is used to determine stipend amount (range from $250-$2000/yr) Site-based positions do not necessarily have an incumbent … and there are many different titles No school has a person in all of the possible positions Responsibility for funding any desired positions lies with the specific school Paid for from their funding allocation, based on enrollment Number of positions staffed dependent on available funds
Examples of Elementary Site- Based stipends 504 Coordinator Academic Learning Program Schools (ALPS) Coordinator Administrative Support After School Tutor Art Exhibition Coordinator Behavior Committee Chair Camp K Coordinator Character Counts Coordinator Children At-Risk Education Teacher (CARE) Child Study Coordinator Content Area Support Crisis Team Coordinator Destination Imagination/OM Coordinator Emergency Medical Technician Specialist Enrichment Teacher/Gifted Program Facilitator Extended Responsibilities – Guidance and Library/Media Specialist Grants Coordinator Kindergarten Assessment Coordinator Literacy Coordinator Newsletter Coordinator Program Improvement Committee (PIC) Photography Yearbook Coordinator PTO Liaison Public Relations Coordinator Publishing House Coordinator Safety Coordinator Special Education Support Teacher Special Programs/Projects Coordinator Spelling Bee Coordinator Steering Team Student Council Sponsor Student Records Reviewer Teacher Mentor Volunteer Coordinator Word Study Coordinator
Examples of Middle School Site-Based stipends After School Detention Art Exhibition Coordinator At-Risk Coordinator AutoSkills Pilot Coordinator Character Counts Child Study Coordinator Club Sponsor Community Coordinator Crisis Team Coordinator Extended Responsibilities – Library Media Specialist Flag Sponsor Gifted/Honors Identification/Resource Coordinator Grants Coordinator Intramurals/Clubs/Activities Sponsor Intramurals Teacher Math Counts Coordinator Multicultural Committee Coordinator Peer Mediation Coordinator Performance (Choral/Band) Coordinator PTO Liaison Pupil Personnel Services Coordinator School Climate Coordinator School Newsletter Coordinator Spirit Team Sponsor Strategic Planner Student Council Association Coordinator Student Recognition Coordinator Summer Band Instructor Teacher Mentor Technology Troubleshooter – Assistant Video Production Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator Word Study Coordinator Yearbook Sponsor
Examples of HS Site-Based stipends Academic Competition for Excellence (ACE) Coach AP History Coordinator Assembly Schedule Coordinator Attendance Committee Band Director Bookstore Supervisor Calligrapher Campus Beautification Career Pathways Coordinator Child Study Coordinator Choral Director Class Sponsor Club Coordinator Club Sponsor College Essay Mentor Comprehensive Curriculum Project Coordinator Computer Facilitator - Assistant Crisis Team Coordinator Dean of Faculty Destination ImagiNation/ Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator Discipline Committee Drama Coach Drama Technical Coach Faculty Advisory Committee Faculty Recognition Coordinator Faculty-Student Relations Coordinator Grants Coordinator Historian Honor Council/Administrator Honor Society Sponsor Incentive for Success (IFS) Coordinator Independent Study Coordinator Info-line Coordinator Inter-Club Council Advisor/SuperFest Coordinator Intramurals Sponsor Landscape Coordinator Leadership/Community Action Coordinator Literary Magazine Sponsor Literacy Support Coordinator Lunchtime Study Hall Coordinator Multicultural Committee National Honor Society Selection Committee/Coordinator Newspaper Sponsor PTO Liaison Peer Mediation Coach Principal Designee (Murray High Only) Publications Assistant Recertification Coordinator Recycling Coordinator Safety Coordinator Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Process Coordinator Special Events Coordinator Step-Shout Coordinator Student Assistance Program Student Council/Student Government Association Advisor Student Recognition Committee/Coordinator Student/Athlete Leadership Coordinator Student Leadership Training Facilitator Teacher Mentor Technology Committee Technology TroubleShooter - Assistant Transition/Transition and Orientation Program for Students Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator Yearbook Advisor
Position Rating Scale for Site- Based stipends 6 categories, each assigned a point value: Instructional Connection (0-6 points) This factor considers the coordination and organization of instruction activities, the impact of the role on student learning, and the leadership required at the school and the division levels. Financial Responsibility (0-4 points) This factor considers the degree of financial responsibility required by the teacher in executing his duties. The size of the budget, fundraising requirements, and allocation responsibilities are components considered in applying this criterion. Direct Involvement with Students (0-4 points) This factor considers the number of students with whom the teacher has direct involvement in carrying out his responsibilities for this assignment. Direct Involvement with Staff/Parents (0-4 points) This factor considers the number of staff and parents with whom the teacher has direct involvement in carrying out his responsibilities for this assignment. Time Requirements (0-6 points) Factors considered in rating this criterion include the amount of time the teacher is expected to use, including school planning time, afterschool and weekend time commitment, as well as overnight supervision requirements. Level of Responsibility (0-7 points) Factors considered here include the degree to which the teacher works independently, represents the school to the public, and impacts the broader school community. Point total indicates annual stipend amount: 0-3 = $250; 4-6 = $500; 7-10 = $750; = $1000; = $1250; = $1500; = $1750; = $2000
So, to return to why we are reviewing ALCP … Equity Allocation of funds It’s time
Review for Equity Internal equity Perceptions of unfairness Varying workloads/responsibilities External equity Never before compared externally, not a consideration VEA data: Extra Pay for Extra Services
Review – Allocation of funds Utility of stipends What is necessary? Are all of the divisional responsibilities appropriate, since they are required? Higher or lower priority? Reallocation of funds What should be compensated more? Less?
Review - timeframe ALCP structure established in 1997 Any changes since then? “Subject to annual review”
The goal of ALCP review? Ensure that the program is compensating The right roles At the right rate
Information we have We know that the program hasn’t been looked at in a long time, it’s probable that some tweaking is needed Anecdotal issues of inequity from teachers Some feel they are not paid enough for their ALCP role, others have said that they are receiving a stipend for doing very little Board-adopted compensation strategy, with a defined competitive market, compared to VEA data
VEA Survey Scope of VEA study: extra pay to teachers for extra services in Virginia school divisions We took published data and cross-referenced for Albemarle adopted market responses Data indicated that we are generally below market
How do we proceed? To ensure that the program is compensating the right roles at the right rates: The ‘right roles’ Divisional: Since Divisional are required, the usefulness of each one of these responsibilities should be scrutinized Focus group to evaluate utility & determine which roles are appropriate for this category Site-Based Since Site-Based are subject to Principals’ varying priorities & funding, they are continually making their own determinations of utility – a review process is already built in here, but is it appropriate? Focus group to review ALCP Position Rating Scale and approval process of role creation/stipend amount determination
Feedback on Divisional Roles Current Divisional Roles: Lead Teacher/Department Chairs English (Middle, HS) Mathematics (Middle, HS) Science (Middle, HS) Social Studies (Middle, HS) Instructional Council Member K-2 (Elem) Instructional Council Member 3-5 (Elem) Core Content Support (Elem) Health/PE (Elem, Middle, HS) Fine Arts (HS) Practical Arts (HS) World Language (Middle, HS) Media (HS) Instructional Technology (Elem, Middle, HS) Special Education (Elem, Middle HS) School Improvement (Elem, Middle, HS) Team Leaders (Large Elem, Middle) Technology Troubleshooter (Elem, Middle, HS) Testing Coordinator (Elem, Middle, HS) Web Page Coordinator (Elem, Middle, HS) Teacher Mentor (Elem, Middle, HS) Equity & Diversity Coordinator (Elem, Middle, HS) What other roles, if any, should be Divisional?
How do we proceed? To ensure that the program is compensating the right roles at the right rates: The ‘right rates’ Once the right roles are established, use market data along with the Position Rating Scale to determine appropriate stipend amount Need to gather information from administration (divisional) and principals/incumbents (schools) Is the existing Position Rating Scale appropriate?