In 2009, the district reported employing over 40 teachers with a salary range of $25,000 to $68,000 for 180 days. Additionally, teachers receive an extensive benefits package including: life insurance, health insurance, defined benefit pension, paid professional development, paid sick and personal days.
In 2007, the district employed 34 teachers. The average teacher salary in the district was $33,965 for 180 days worked. As of 2007, Pennsylvania ranked in the top 10 states in average teacher salaries. When adjusted for cost of living Pennsylvania ranked fourth in the nation for teacher compensation.
Salisbury-Elk Lick School District administrative costs per pupil in 2008 was $1,126.61 per pupil. This ranked 36th for per pupil administrative spending in the state. The lowest administrative cost per pupil in Pennsylvania was $398 per pupil. Mr. Joe Renzi is the Acting Superintendent. and Brenda Krause-Courtney is the Business Manager.
In 2008, the district reported spending $10,480 per pupil which ranked 443rd among 500 Pennsylvania school districts.
In August 2009, the Pennsylvania auditor General conducted a performance audit of the district. The findings were reported to the school board and the administration.
Reserves In 2008, the district reported a $1,414,088 in an unreserved-undesignated fund balance. The designated fund balance was repoted as zero.
The district is funded by a combination of: a local income tax, a property tax, a real estate transfer tax, coupled with substantial funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the federal government. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pension income and Social Security income are exempted from state personal income tax and local earned income tax, regardless of the person's wealth.
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