The Greater Victoria School District spent $82.7 million on teachers’ salaries in the financial year that ended June 30, 2018.
This figure – which appears in the district’s audited financial statement – means that teachers’ salaries accounted for around 59 per cent of total salaries in the district, which includes most – but not all – schools in Saanich.
Educational assistants made up the second-largest category with $17.3 million, followed by support staff with $16.7 million. Principals and vice-principals earned $11.7 million, while substitutes accounted for $8.2 million and other professionals made up the rest with $4.2 million.
Their total employee benefits totaled $31.4 million, for a grand total of 172.3 million in actual total salaries and benefits.
Looking at available figures for the district’s top executives, then-superintendent of school Peter Langstraat drew a total compensation of $233,944 (including benefits and pensions) in the 2016-2016 financial year in topping all eight school district executives in terms of compensation.
Mark Walsh, secondary-treasurer, earned at total of $188,622 to rank behind Langstraat, who retired at the end of the last school year.
The district ran a deficit of $2.79 million last year, with total revenues totally $230.8 million.