ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : FIN-99-028

Date Created : 06/25/1999

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Public School Finance and Admin Support - Ms. Patricia Martin
Subject:
Minimum Base Certified Salary Requirements

Regulatory Authority:
6-17-1001 amended by Act 1499 of 1999

Contact Person:
Donna Ralph

Phone Number:
501-682-5059

E-mail:
dralph@arkedu.k12.ar.us

Legislation enacted by Act 1499 increases the minimum base salary requirements for teachers. Effective for FY 1999-00, districts are required to have teacher salary schedules that include experience levels of at least 15 years. Salary schedules must provide experience increments at a minimum of $400. The increments may be phased in through FY 2005-06. The $400 increment requirement does not apply to districts whose minimum base salary for a bachelor's degree and no experience exceeds $21, 860 and whose average salary for certified personnel exceeds the state average salary for certified personnel for the previous year.

Effective for FY 2000-01 and thereafter, the minimum salary for teachers with no experience and a bachelor's degree or a master's degree will be $21,860 and $25,139, respectively. The minimum salary requirements are for contracts for the required number of days specified by the Standards for Accreditation. As of FY 2001-02, the minimum salary requirements at each experience level for a bachelor's or master's degree are as follows:

Years of
Experience. . . BA SALARY. . . MA SALARY

0. . . . . . . . .$21,860. . . . . . . .$25,139
1. . . . . . . . .$22,304. . . . . . . .$25,649
2. . . . . . . . .$22,748. . . . . . . .$26,159
3. . . . . . . . .$23,192. . . . . . . .$26,669
4. . . . . . . . .$23,636. . . . . . . .$27,179
5. . . . . . . . .$24,080. . . . . . . .$27,689
6. . . . . . . . .$24,524. . . . . . . .$28,199
7. . . . . . . . .$24,968. . . . . . . .$28,709
8. . . . . . . . .$25,412. . . . . . . .$29,219
9. . . . . . . . .$25,856. . . . . . . .$29,729
10 . . . . . . . .$26,300. . . . . . . .$30,239
11 . . . . . . . .$26,744. . . . . . . .$30,749
12 . . . . . . . .$27,188. . . . . . . .$31,259
13 . . . . . . . .$27,632. . . . . . . .$31,769
14 . . . . . . . .$28,076. . . . . . . .$32,279
15 or more . . .$28,520. . . . . . .$32,789

Districts that cannot meet the minimum salary requirements specified may apply for a waiver for up to three years. Districts requesting waivers from the minimum salary requirements will be automatically classified as being in fiscal distress.

If you have any questions, please contact Financial Accountability of Public School Finance and Administrative Support.

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