3.4 Changes to U grade and Decile Salary Components
3.4.1 Where the salary rate of a Principal (as specified in clause 3.1.1) changes as a result of a drop in the U grade of the position (determined by the greater of the GFMS roll or the confirmed 1 March roll of the following year) and the Principal’s existing school roll based salary component exceeds the rate for the new grade the following shall apply:
- The amount of the Principal’s U grade payment above the rate for the new grade will be protected for a period of 24 months from the beginning of the school year inclusive of the school year that the new U grade is confirmed in the 1 March roll;
- After the 24 month period of salary protection of the U grade payment, the Principal shall be paid no more than the rate for the new grade;
- Salary protection under this clause shall lapse if the Principal accepts an alternative position.
Note: For clarity, salary protection in 3.4.1 includes the salary component according to the U grade but does not include the salary component generated by staffing in 3.1.2
3.4.2 Where the U grade of the Principal’s position increases, (as determined by the greater of the provisional staffing roll or the confirmed 1 March roll of the following year), the Principal will move to the new U grade rate from the beginning of the new school year in which the 1 March roll is determined.
- In the event of a change in the school’s decile rating the change in salary ( as specified in clause 3.1.3) will be effective from the beginning of the school year following the announcement of the decile change.
- Where the change to the decile would reduce the salary of the Principal, the existing decile funding component of the salary, as covered in clause 3.1.3 will be protected for a period of 24 months from the beginning of the school year following the announcement of the decile change.
- In the event that the decile component of the Principals’ current remuneration structure is removed the exiting rate will be protected for a period of 24 months from the first day the change takes effect.
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