With salaries a top expenditure every year, be confident you’re succeeding at the bargaining table.
This responsive and intuitive software provides the tools needed to stay competitive, and achieve successful negotiations. You will have the resources and knowledge to gain strategic advantages in all stages of the negotiation process by providing real time, quick change calculations comparing districts in your arrays, saving a tremendous amount of time in the process. No more manual recalculations.
This user friendly platform gives you the ability to run studies of any school in the state, and see the comparisons and reports from other districts allowing you and your board to work from accurate data to settle negotiations fair and fast.
By using data from all school districts and ESUs across Nebraska you are able to accurately compare all salary and benefit information, to make smart and fair decisions using North Star’s comparison reports, negotiated agreements, and placement calculations in real-time.
The resulting value of real-time and accurate information was invaluable. Now that our information is already accurately reflective of our staff and Negotiated Agreement, future use of the program will be a snap…..money well spent for the reports and confidence of accurate information regarding an important aspect of planning.
|Student Enrollment Size||First Year||Second Year||Third Year|
|8,000 to 19,999||$6,210||$5,280||$4,620|
|3,000 to 7,999||$4,830||$3,960||$3,630|
|1,000 to 2,999||$3,795||$3,300||$2,970|
|500 to 999||$2,898||$2,420||$2,112|
|250 to 499||$2,484||$2,112||$1,716|
|0 to 249||$2,070||$1,650||$1,320|
The video is a short demonstration on how to utilize the Sparq Negotiations software in conjunction with the data inputted from the Contract Settlement Form. Please take a moment to preview this video to become more familiar with the program.
Sparq Negotiations has streamlined our process of data collection and has provided an easy to use and interpret tool for presenting information to the Board of Education and the representatives from the Kearney Educators Association. The members of the Sparq team are easy to work with and respond to questions immediately. In my opinion, this is the single most important tool for the negotiation process.
Dr. Chris Loofe
Associate Superintendent/Director of Finance, Kearney Public Schools
Sparq Negotiations has been an amazing tool as I help my Board and teachers' association prepare for negotiations. Being able to generate data that includes current insurance rates, average horizontal and vertical faculty movement on our salary schedule and visualizing the impact of potential changes in any number of benefit package scenarios within a few minutes, makes negotiating more timely and accurate.
Our Board appreciated being able to target a percentage increase with their offers and know where we would potentially land within our array. Having trusted information makes negotiating very matter of fact. Everyone involved in the process truly appreciates Sparq Negotiations!
Superintendent, Loup City Public Schools
Sparq Negotiations has greatly reduced the amount of time I spend preparing for negotiations. The system allows me to quickly select an array and run the computations for my Board. I can also make changes to possible porposals during our committee meetings so the board members can see the impact on the overall package and our school budget. The system delivers the informationneeded for the board to effectively negotiate with the teacher association.
Former Superintendent, Auburn Public Schools