COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 59
August 28, 1998

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1998-99 Average Salary Survey

 
  Item 138.B.9 of Chapter 1, the 1998-00 Appropriations Act,
  requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to furnish the
  Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations
  Committees a report on salary improvement by December 1, 1998. 
  The following attachments, when properly completed and certified
  by division superintendents, will be used for these purposes.

          ATTACHMENT A - 1997-98 and 1998-99 Actual and Budgeted
                         Average Salaries

          ATTACHMENT B - 1998-99 Description of Improvement of
                         Classroom Teacher Salaries

  Please review carefully the sections pertaining to the average
  salary computation in the 1997-98 Annual School Report
  (Administrative Supts. Memo. No. 54 dated August 14, 1998) prior
  to completion of the Attachments.  It is important that the
  salary positions of your locality (or regional center) be
  presented accurately.

  Please return Attachment A and B to Doris B. West, Senior Budget
  Analyst, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, by September
  25, 1998.

  Questions regarding this information may be addressed to Ms.
  Doris West at (804) 225-2091, or Ms. June Eanes at (804) 225-2031.

  PDS/dw

  Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.

    cc:     Regional Centers                                             Attachment A


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                      1997-98 and 1998-99
                    Actual Average Salaries

              Instructions for Attachment A Report

  I. Classroom Teachers 

       Include all personnel(regular classroom teachers,
       curriculum and remedial specialists, special education
       teachers, vocational teachers, guidance counselors,
       librarians, other subject area teachers, homebound teachers
       under contract, and itinerant teachers) for regular day
       schools, grades K-12, regardless of the source of funds
       (local, state, federal, other) from which compensation is
       paid.  Classroom teachers for Summer School, Adult
       Education, or Other Educational Programs, including
       Preschool, are not to be included.


       A.   1997-98 Actual Compensation for Classroom Teachers

            The actual dollar amount of compensation for classroom
            teachers in 1997-98.  This should be the sum of object
            codes 1120, 1122, and 1620 on pages 9, 10, 12, 14 and
            18 of the 1997-98 Annual School Report.  

       B.   1997-98 Actual FTE Classroom Teaching Positions

            The actual full-time equivalent number of all
            classroom teaching positions for 1997-98.

       C.   1998-99 Budgeted Compensation for Classroom Teachers

            The dollar amount of compensation budgeted for
            classroom teachers in 1998-99.  This should be the sum
            of object codes 1120, 1122, and 1620 on pages 9, 10,
            12, 14 and 18 of the Annual School Report. 

       D.   1998-99 Budgeted FTE Classroom Teaching Positions

            The full-time equivalent number of all classroom
            teaching positions budgeted for 1998-99.


  II.       Principals                                           


       A.   1997-98 Actual Compensation for Principals

            The actual dollar amount of compensation paid for 
            principals in 1997-98.  This should be the sum of
            object code 1126 on page 19, of the 1997-98 Annual
            School Report. 

       B.   1997-98 Actual FTE for Principal Positions

            The actual full-time equivalent number of all
            principal positions for 1997-98.

       C.   1998-99 Budgeted Compensation for Principals

            The dollar amount of compensation budgeted for 
            principals in 1998-99.  This should be the sum of
            object code 1126 on page 19, of the Annual School
            Report. 

       D.   1998-99 Budgeted FTE for Principal Positions
 
            The full-time equivalent number of all principal
            positions budgeted for 1998-99.


  III.      Assistant Principals 

       A.   1997-98 Actual Compensation for Assistant Principals

            The actual dollar amount of compensation paid for
            assistant principals in 1997-98.  This should be the
            sum of object code 1127 on page 19, of the 1997-98 
            Annual School Report.

       B.   1997-98 Actual FTE for Assistant Principal Positions

            The actual full-time equivalent number of all
            assistant principal positions for 1997-98.

       C.   1998-99 Budgeted Compensation for Assistant Principals

            The dollar amount of compensation budgeted for 
            assistant principals in 1998-99.  This should be the
            sum of object code 1127 on page 19, of the Annual
            School Report. 

       D.   1998-99 Budgeted FTE Assistant Principal Positions

            The full-time equivalent number of all assistant
            principal positions budgeted for 1998-99.

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                        Attachment B


            Improvement of Classroom Teacher Salaries
              Instructions for Attachment B Report


  On Attachment B, please provide a brief description of the
  action taken to improve classroom teachers salaries in 1998-99. 
  Examples of description are:

     1.   Provide a 2% Cost of Living increase.

     2.   Provide a one step increase for all classroom
          teachers, averaging 3%.

     3.   Pay in 1998-99 for the first time the 5.0 percent
          teacher's (employee's) share of Virginia Supplemental
          Retirement System (VRS) retirement contributions.




                  Improvement of Classroom Teacher
                         Salaries in 1998-99           


























     I hereby certify that the information provided in
  Attachment A and B is true and accurate to the best of my
  knowledge.


  ___________________________________    _______________________
       Division Superintendent                     Date


  ____________________________________
       Division/Regional Center


  ________________________________ _________________________
     Person Completing Report          Telephone Number






  Attachment A
  Page 1


  Division                                       Payee Code           

           Average Teacher Salary Survey Information
                      1997-98 and 1998-99


                       Classroom Teachers


  A. 1997-98 Actual Compensation for 
     Classroom Teachers                       $ _________ 


  B. 1997-98 FTE Classroom Teachers             _________ 


  C. 1998-99 Budgeted Compensation for
     Classroom Teachers                         _________


  D. 1998-99 FTE Classroom Teachers             _________




                           Principals

  A. 1997-98 Actual Compensation for
     Principals                               $ _________

  B. 1997-98 FTE Principals                     _________

  C. 1998-99 Budgeted Compensation
     for Principals                           $ _________ 


  D. 1998-99 FTE Principals                     _________





                      Assistant Principals        

  A. 1997-98 Actual Compensation for
     Assistant Principals                     $ _________


  B. 1997-98 FTE Assistant Principals           _________


  C. 1998-99 Budgeted Compensation
     for Assistant Principals                 $ _________


  D. 1998-99 FTE Assistant Principals           _________