School Business Affairs September 2019

asbointl.org SCHOOL BUSINESS AFFAIRS | SEPTEMBER 2019 43 tools and resources GRGROUP/STOCK.ADOBE.COM Ideas, resources, and tips for school business officials Moonlighting and District Challenges Teachers’ Second Jobs T eachers are three times more likely than U. S. workers overall to have second jobs, and most of those teachers are relatively new to the profession, according to the Pew Research Center’s analysis of National Center for Education Statistics findings. The NCES data indicate that among all elementary and sec- ondary school teachers in the United States: • 16% worked non-school jobs the summer preceding the 2015-2016 school year. • 18% had second jobs during the 2015– 2016 school year. • On average, a teacher’s summer job earn- ings account for 7% of their total income and earnings from a second job during the school year make up about 9% of the teacher’s income. Pew Research Center analysis reveals: • Roughly one-third of teachers with one year or less of teaching experience had a non-school job during summer break; 20% of teachers with two to four years of experience took on summer employment that year; and17% of teachers with five to nine years of experience worked dur- ing the summer. • About a quarter (26%) of teachers under 30 worked during the summer of 2015, compared with 16% of those ages 30 to 39, 14% of those 40 to 49, and 12% of those 50 and older. • During the school year, roughly a quarter (26%) of male teachers had a second job, compared with 15% of female teachers. • Over the summer, 18% of secondary school teachers worked outside the school system, compared with 14% of elementary school teachers. During the academic year, 21% of secondary school teachers worked an additional non-school job; 15% of elementary teachers did. Learn more at https://pewrsr.ch/2YyzEZf Top Tech Trends Earlier this year, to gain insight into the world of today’s school district IT lead- ers, the Consortium of School Network- ing (CoSN) administered its annual IT Leadership Survey. Highlights of the results include: • Cybersecurity is the top priority for IT leaders today. • The three top challenges IT leaders face today are the same as those cited for the past three years: budget, professional development, and breaking down depart- ment silos. • The popularity of bring your own device (BYOD) strategies is declining. Only 16% of school districts have a BYOD initiative. • Almost all IT leaders (95%) cite the homework gap as a concern for their district. • Despite predictions that districts would move to online instructional materi- als, print still comprises at least half of instructional materials for 67% of the districts. • Some progress has been made in all areas of interoperability, but only single sign-on (SS0) has been fully implemented in more than 25% of school systems. • Lack of ethnic and racial diversity in school district IT leadership remains a problem in most school systems. • The percentage of women in school dis- trict IT leadership roles has declined in recent years. • As in the past, the largest percentage of IT leaders have education backgrounds (40%), followed by those with technical backgrounds (35%). Download CoSN’s 2019 K–12 IT Leadership Survey Report at https://cosn. org/sites/default/files/_CoSN_ITLdrship_ Report_2019_Final.pdf

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