Staff Negotiations

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.


  • Access data collected for districts and ESUs across Nebraska
  • Create multiple custom arrays for comparability
  • View prevalence reports in each saved custom array
  • View negotiated agreements of districts in an array
  • Compare placement data calculations from similar sized districts and ESUs across the state in each custom array in real-time
  • Compare the results of each real-time, custom array in real-time
  • Generate and save custom reports
  • Reduce time and confusion when dealing with the bargaining process

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… well spent for the reports and confidence of accurate information regarding an important aspect of planning.

Sparq Negotiations Software Pricing

Student Enrollment Size First Year Second Year Third Year
20,000+ $7,200 $6,000 $5,400
8,000 to 19,999 $5,400 $4,800 $4,200
3,000 to 7,999 $4,200 $3,600 $3,300
1,000 to 2,999 $3,300 $3,000 $2,700
500 to 999 $2,520 $2,200 $1,920
250 to 499 $2,160 $1,920 $1,560
0 to 249 $1,800 $1,500 $1,200
ESU $2,880 $2,160 $1,440

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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.

  • After witnessing the demonstration I decided to give Sparq Negotiations a try for the 2014-15 negotiations. Putting in my staff’s salary information was not as time consuming as I initially thought. Once entered, Sparq Negotiations provided the flexibility to change schools in my array and saves all information for later use. Craig & Jesse are easy to contact and continue to provide support as we move forward with the negotiations process.

    Michael Sieh
    Superintendent of Stanton Community 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 proposals during our committee meetings so the board members can see the impact on the overall package and our school budget. The system delivers the information needed for the board to effectively negotiate with the teacher association.

    Kevin Reiman
    Superintendent of Auburn Public Schools

  • Sparq Negotiations is very easy to navigate and produces a reliable salary array comparison quickly. The training and customer support provided by the Sparq Staff is excellent.

    Dr. Ken Schroeder
    Former Superintendent of Franklin Public Schools

  • It is very important for my board to see our comparability within our array group before they sit down with the teachers to negotiate. I provide the data derived from Sparq Negotiations to both the teachers and board negotiations committees. Sparq Negotiations is easy to manipulate and has a wealth of information at my fingertips. It expedites the whole negotiations process and makes it seamless and painless. I also like the fact that Craig and Jesse are readily available to answer any and all questions.

    Dr. Dennis Shipp
    Superintendent of Bertrand Public Schools