York County School Division Strategic Plan

Goal 3: Recruitment & Retention


The York County School Division will recruit, hire, retain and support a diverse staff that meets our highest standards.


  • The compensation package for licensed staff will move into the top three of the Hampton Roads comparator market of nine school divisions by July 1, 2017 and will remain in the top three in subsequent years.
  • Fiscal Year Target
    FY14 Rank of 5 or better
    FY15 Rank of 4 or better
    FY16 Rank of 4 or better
    FY17 Rank of 3 or better
  • The Superintendent will revise or develop by July 1, 2013 the standard operating procedures for the periodic review and maintenance of a competitive, non-licensed compensation package.

  • A compensation study of the teacher salary schedule will be conducted by an external consultant or consulting group for consideration by the School Board during the FY15 budget process.

  • The school division's efforts to recruit and hire a diverse staff that meets our highest standards will include attending at least two targeted recruiting events annually and advertising in at least two targeted publications annually.

  • The division will provide new employees with effective support, as measured by end-of year surveys of new employees. Milestones relating to the target level of support and/or growth in support will be developed for FY14 and subsequent years.

  • At least 60% of departing employees will participate in an exit interview or survey and the division will use the data from the interviews and surveys to inform efforts to retain staff.

  • All staff will participate annually in a high-quality professional development program that supports the goals of the strategic plan.

  • The division will contribute to the retention and support of instructional staff, principals, and assistant principals through an evaluation system focused on collaboration, student progress, formative observation, and feedback.

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