The Cost of the Teacher’s Experience Increment in Harford County. An Historic Misperception on the Added Yearly Cost When the Increment is Provided. What is the Perception.
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The Cost of the Teacher’s Experience Increment in Harford County
An Historic Misperception on the Added Yearly Cost When the Increment is Provided
What is the Perception
The Perception (and Official Claim) is that to Grant the Increment the budget to fund salaries must be increased (from prior year) by a 3% increase.
[Some Historic Claims Put the Figure at 3.5% and 4%.]
How Did This MisperceptionBecome Ingrained
Misperception Goes Back Several Decades in Harford County but Persists to This Day
Presentation is Based on an Extensive Paper That Has Analyzed The Issue In Depth
“The Mathematics of Budgeting for Experience Increments in a Teaching System or Other Workforce”
Want to Compute the % Change in Payroll (PCP) if the Increment is Provided
PCP = % Due to Pay Progression (PCIA)
- % Due to Inherent Staff Renewal(PCTO)
PCP = PCIA -PCTO
experience (and pay if eligible)
Need to Compute two Quantities P1 and P2i
=[Avg. Retirement Salary] x Nret
* See Table MS-2 in paper
*For Certificated Teachers
and a $179M payroll that is a drop of $3.5M
*For 5000 plus HCPS staff with a $250 M payroll that is a drop of $4.9M
*Teachers, all HCPS and County Employees be Treated Fairly
*If and When the Increment is Withheld, They be Told the Truth about the Cost Basis