Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/4/2017 - 5:00 PM
Category: Adoption of Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: Recommended Market Pay Adjustments for Nutrition Services Kitchen Managers - Elementary, Middle and High School
End Statements:
Enclosure: Attachment#1: Comparative Analysis with Peers
File Attachment:
Nutrition Services Kitchen staff market analysis March 2017.pdf
Summary : Due to high turnover and difficulties in recruiting kitchen managers at all grade levels, Nutrition Services, in collaboration with Human Resources, is requesting adjustments to starting pay.

DCSD current Kitchen Manager position pay ranges were compared to five comparable school districts: similar in size and student enrollment as well as in geographic location. This comparative analysis is attached.

As you can see from the table, DCSD’s kitchen manager salary minimums at the elementary, middle and high school level fall below the average for our region. It is recommended to increase our starting salaries at the elementary, middle and high school level to increase our competitiveness in the current job market – the specific recommended increases are included below:

Position Current Min Proposal Inc in Cost
Elem Kit Mgr $13.60 $14.20 $18,601.80
MS Kit Mgr $15.00 $16.00 $ 5,545.28
HS Kit Mgr $15.90 $17.00 $ 4,389.44

Total Salary Increase $28,536.52
Total with Benefits (1.2x) $34,243.82
Kitchen Managers Impacted 53
Funding: • This increase in salary cost will be borne solely by the Nutrition Services enterprise funds. It does not have an impact on the District’s General Fund.
•This market adjustment would increase Nutrition Services budget by $34,343.82 per school year including benefits. This change would be effective July 1, 2017.
Recommendation: Recommended approval for Market Pay Adjustments for Nutrition Services Kitchen Managers- Elementary, Middle and High School.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Bonnie J. Betz - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Steve Colella - Chief Human Resources Officer and Acting Legal Counsel
Signed By:
William E. Trachman - General Legal Counsel
Signed By: