Iowa City's 'Leadership'on Public School Salaries May Be Wani IOWA CITY - In voting against the 1974-75 teachers' salary proposal a week ago, Iowa City School Board member Phillip E. Cline said he saw no need for Iowa City to Continue its role as a leader in salaries across the state. A survey of 12 Iowa school districts of comparable size, shows that even with the $7,900 base that Iowa City approved for next year, the district's "leadership position" may be on the decline. According to figures obtained by the Iowa City Press-Citizen from the Iowa State Education Association and from the business offices of the school districts, Iowa City was second in base salary for 1973-74 only to Cedar Rapids among the 12 surveyed. With negotiations at six districts completed so far, Iowa City is fourth from the top for 1974-75 base salaries. School districts polled ranged in size from an enrollment of roughly 1,100 students at Van Buren Community Schools in Keosauqua to 23,000 at Cedar Rapids. The districts were selected on the basis of size (similar to Iowa City, smaller municipal districts and slightly larger); proximity to Iowa City (although an attempt was also mzMe to represent all sections of the state); and community similarity (presence of a college or university, in most cases.) The Iowa City School District, with 8,989 students, has the equivalent of 493 classroom teachers, excluding administrators, nurses and special education staff. The Iowa City Educators' Association (ICEA) negotiated on behalf of certified staff with a school board team consisting of principals, central office administrators and two board members. The two teams reached agreement March 25, on a base salary of $7,900 for teachers with a BA degree and no exipjeriien.ee, plus pay supplem^nfjsyto those on the 13th (m'iijcipim) step of the salary index. That agreement was approved by both the ICEA membership and the school board. Iowa City is anticipating a decrease in enrollment for the fall of 1974 of about 200 students. Other school districts polled reported the fol lowing: AMES — The school board voted Monday to increase base pay for teachers to $7,750, over a $7,650 base agreed upon earlier, in light of increased state aid. The 1973-74 base pay was $7,300. There are about 320 classroom and Special Education teachers in the Ames district, plus 19 administrators (for whom the teachers' group did not negotiate). According to the district business manager, January enrollment in Ames was 5,891, and the district is anticipating a decline by next fall of about 100 students. Negotiations were carried on between teachers' representatives and a board negotiations team on which three board members served. BURLINGTON Burlington is still negotiating its 1974-75 salaries. The current base is $7,300. 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Ironically, Cedar Rapids had been quoted as an example by Iowa City teachers in negotiations, although the percentage increase approved for next year is smaller than Iowa City's and Cedar Rapids school board members took no part in negotiations — a condition of negotiations on which the ICEA had been adamant. In Cedar Rapids, the assistant superintendent acted on behalf of the school board in salary talks. The teachers' group negotiated for all certified staff except administrators, but Times Herald, Carroll, la. -y Tuesday, April 23, 1974 / administrators' salaries "spin off" the teachers' base. CLINTON — Clinton approved an $8,000 base for 1974-75 — a 7.02 percent raise over the current year's $7,475. Clinton has about 365 certified personnel. Enrollment now stands at 6,893, and the administration expects a decline next fall, although not predicting how much. The school board members participated in negotiations. COUNCIL BLUFFS - Negot i a lions are still underway. Current base pay is $7,350. There are 850 certified employees in the district, including administrators. Enrollment is 13,723, with a decline of four percent, or about .600 pupils, anticipated in the coming year. Council Bluffs experienced a similar drop in enrollment this year. In negotiations at Council Bluffs, the entire school board meets with the teachers' representatives at the outset, and the superintendent represents the board in subsequent meetings. DECORAH — Decorah approved the highest base pay for 1974-75 of any district contacted. Decorah's base for next year is $8,200 — a 10.81 percent increase over the current $7,400. There was full-board anticipation in negotiations. Enrollment at Decorah is 2,012, which is expected to remain about the same or drop slightly. There are 107 certified staff, including administrators. DUBUQUE — Negotiations are not yet completed. Base pay is now $7,450. There are about 750 to 800 certified employees, including administrators, and enrollment is expected to hold steady next year at 13,306. The Dubuque school board met once with the teachers' negotiating team, then turned the procedure over to administrators. KEOSAUQUA - The smallest district contacted, Keosauqua has 1,100 pupils and about 60 certified staff. A team of two board members plus the superintendent negotiated with teachers for a base salary of $7,600, with $30 per each hour of advanced study. This is an 8 percent raise over the 1973-74 base of $7,050. MARSHALLTOWN Negotiations are incomplete. The current base is $7,400. Certified employees, including administrators, number 406. Enrollment is 6,900, with a decline anticipated. Three school board members are taking part in negotiations. MASON CITY - Mason City has a current base of $7,400 and negotiations are incomplete. There are 530 certified employees in the district, of which 335 are classified as regular classroom teachers. Enrollment is about 6,600 and a decline of about 325 students is expected by next year. The superintendent and administrative staff negotiate for the Mason City school board. MUSCATINE - The current base pay is $7,400, and negotiations for next year are going on. The teachers' team represents 358 certified employees, not including 21 administrators and four nurses. There are three school board members on the six-member board team. Enrollment is expected to hold steady next year at about 6,595 students. According to the Iowa State Education Association, about 150 of the 488 public school districts in Iowa have completed salary talks. So Far, the lowest average pay hike agreed upon as been 1.49 percent, at the Lakota School District in Kossuth County. Lakota has about 250 pupils. 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