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SB99 INTR


Senate Bill No. 99

(By Senator McKenzie)

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[Introduced January 9, 2002; referred to the Committee

on Education; and then to the Committee on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact sections two and eight-a, article four, chapter eighteen-a of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, all relating to a three-year increase in the minimum salary for classroom teachers and service personnel; and, thereafter, an annual salary increase based on inflation of no less than two percent.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That sections two and eight-a, article four, chapter eighteen-a of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 4. SALARIES, WAGES AND OTHER BENEFITS.

§18A-4-2. State minimum salaries for teachers.
(a) Each teacher shall receive the amount prescribed in the "state minimum salary schedule I" as set forth in this section, specific additional amounts prescribed in this section or article, and any county supplement in effect in a county pursuant to section five-a of this article during the contract year: Provided, That beginning on the first day of the second quarter of the teacher's employment term in the school year two thousand one-two thousand two, and thereafter, each teacher shall receive the amount prescribed in "state minimum salary schedule II" as set forth in this section, specific additional amounts prescribed in this section or article, and any county supplement in effect in a county pursuant to section five-a of this article during the contract year.

STATE MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE I

  1. (2)
    (3)
    (4)
    (5)
    (6)
    (7)
    (8)
    (9)
    (10)
    (11)

Years
4th
3rd
2nd
A.B.
M.A.
M.A.
M.A. Doc-

orate
Exp.
Class Class Class
+15.
M.A.
+15
+30
+45

0 20,08 4 20,721 20,97 6 22,18 6 22,92 1 24,62 9 25,364 26,099 26,834 27,834
1 20,36 5 21,002 21,25 7 22,65 1 23,38 6 25,09 4 25,829 26,564 27,299 28,299
2 20,64 6 21,284 21,53 9 23,11 6 23,85 1 25,55 9 26,294 27,029 27,764 28,764
3 20,92 8 21,565 21,82 0 23,58 1 24,31 6 26,02 4 26,759 27,494 28,229 29,229
4 21,44 5 22,082 22,33 8 24,28 2 25,01 7 26,72 5 27,460 28,195 28,930 29,930
5 21,72 6 22,364 22,61 9 24,74 7 25,48 2 27,19 0 27,925 28,660 29,395 30,395
6 22,00 8 22,645 22,90 0 25,21 2 25,94 7 27,65 5 28,390 29,125 29,860 30,860
7 22,00 8 22,926 23,18 2 25,67 7 26,41 2 28,12 0 28,855 29,590 30,325 31,325
8 22,00 8 23,208 23,46 3 26,14 2 26,87 7 28,58 5 29,320 30,055 30,790 31,790
9 22,00 8   23,74 4 26,60 7 27,34 2 29,05 0 29,785 30,520 31,255 32,255
10 22,00 8   24,02 5 27,07 3 27,80 8 29,51 6 30,251 30,986 31,721 32,721
11 22,00 8     27,53 8 28,27 3 29,98 1 30,716 31,451 32,186 33,186
12 22,00 8     28,00 3 28,73 8 30,44 6 31,181 31,916 32,651 33,651
13 22,00 8     28,46 8 29,20 3 30,91 1 31,646 32,381 33,116 34,116
14 22,00 8         31,37 6 32,111 32,846 33,581 34,581
15 22,00 8         31,84 1 32,576 33,311 34,046 35,046
16 22,00 8         32,30 6 33,041 33,776 34,511 35,511
17 22,00 8             34,241 34,976 35,976
18 22,00 8             34,706 35,441 36,441
19 22,00 8             35,171 35,906 36,906
STATE MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE II

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    (3)
    (4)
    (5)
    (6)
    (7)
    (8)
    (9)
    (10)
    (11)

Years
4th
3rd
2nd
A.B.
M.A.
M.A.
M.A. Doc-

orate
Exp.
Class Class Class
+15.
M.A.
+15
+30
+45

0 21,084 21,72 1 21,97 6 23,18 6 23,92 1 25,62 9 26,364 27,099 27,834 28,834
1 21,365 22,00 2 22,25 7 23,65 1 24,38 6 26,09 4 26,829 27,564 28,299 29,299
2 21,646 22,28 4 22,53 9 24,11 6 24,85 1 26,55 9 27,294 28,029 28,764 29,764
3 21,928 22,56 5 22,82 0 24,58 1 25,31 6 27,02 4 27,759 28,494 29,229 30,229
4 22,445 23,08 2 23,33 8 25,28 2 26,01 7 27,72 5 28,460 29,195 29,930 30,930
5 22,726 23,36 4 23,61 9 25,74 7 26,48 2 28,19 0 28,925 29,660 30,395 31,395
6 23,008 23,64 5 23,90 0 26,21 2 26,94 7 28,65 5 29,390 30,125 30,860 31,860
7 22,008 23,92 6 24,18 2 26,67 7 27,41 2 29,12 0 29,855 30,590 31,325 32,325
8 22,008 24,20 8 24,46 3 27,14 2 27,87 7 29,58 5 30,320 31,055 31,790 32,790
9 22,008   24,74 4 27,60 7 28,34 2 30,05 0 30,785 31,520 32,255 33,255
10 22,008   25,02 5 28,07 3 28,80 8 30,51 6 31,251 31,986 32,721 33,721
11 22,008     28,53 8 29,27 3 30,98 1 31,716 32,451 33,186 34,186
12 22,008     29,00 3 29,73 8 31,44 6 32,181 32,916 33,651 34,651
13 22,008     29,46 8 30,20 3 31,91 1 32,646 33,381 34,116 35,116
14 22,008         32,37 6 33,111 33,846 34,581 35,581
15 22,008         32,84 1 33,576 34,311 35,046 36,046
16 22,008         33,30 6 34,041 34,776 35,511 36,511
17 22,008             35,241 35,976 36,976
18 22,008             35,706 36,441 37,441
19 22,008             36,171 36,906 37,906
(b) Six hundred dollars shall be paid annually to each classroom teacher who has at least twenty years of teaching experience. The payments: (i) Shall be in addition to any amounts prescribed in the applicable state minimum salary schedule; (ii) shall be paid in equal monthly installments; and (iii) shall be considered a part of the state minimum salaries for teachers.
(c) Effective the first day of July, two thousand one, in addition to any amounts prescribed in the applicable state minimum salary schedule, each professional educator shall be paid annually the following incremental increases in accordance with their years of experience. The payments shall be paid in equal monthly installments and shall be considered a part of the state minimum salaries for teachers.
Years of Experience
Increment

31
534

32
534

33
534

34
534

35
534

(d) Two thousand dollars shall be paid annually to each classroom teacher holding less than a master's degree, and three thousand dollars shall be paid annually to each classroom teacher holding a master's degree, all beginning on the first day of July, two thousand two and continuing on each of the first day of July, two thousand three and the first day of July, two thousand four. The payments: (i) Shall be in addition to any amounts prescribed in the applicable state minimum salary schedule; (ii) shall be paid in equal monthly installments; and (iii) shall be considered a part of the state minimum salaries for teachers.
(e) Commencing on the first day of July, two thousand five and continuing annually thereafter, all classroom teachers shall receive an annual salary increase in an amount equal to each teacher's state minimum salary times the percentage of increase in the consumer price index as published by the United States Department of Labor for the next preceding year or two percent, whichever percentage shall be the greater.
§18A-4-8a. Service personnel minimum monthly salaries.
(1) The minimum monthly pay for each service employee whose employment is for a period of more than three and one-half hours a day shall be at least the amounts indicated in the "state minimum pay scale pay grade I" and the minimum monthly pay for each service employee whose employment is for a period of three and one-half hours or less a day shall be at least one-half the amount indicated in the "state minimum pay scale pay grade I" set forth in this section: Provided, That beginning the first day of the second quarter of the employment term in the school year two thousand one--two thousand two the minimum monthly pay for each service employee whose employment is for a period of more than three and one-half hours a day shall be at least the amounts indicated in the "state minimum pay scale pay grade II" and the minimum monthly pay for each service employee whose employment is for a period of three and one-half hours or less a day shall be at least one-half the amount indicated in the "state minimum pay scale pay grade II" set forth in this section.

STATE MINIMUM PAY SCALE PAY GRADE I

Years of
Employment
Pay Grade

A
B C D E F G H

0
1,220
1,240
1,280
1,330
1,380
1,440
1,470
1,540

11,2491,2691,309
1,359
1,409
1,469
1,4991,569

21,278
1,298
1,338
1,388
1,438
1,498
1,5281,598

3
1,307
1,327
1,367
1,417
1,467
1,527
1,557
1,627

41,336
1,356
1,396
1,446
1,496
1,556
1,5861,656

51,365
1,385
1,425
1,475
1,525
1,585
1,6151,685

61,394
1,414
1,454
1,504
1,554
1,6141,6441,714

71,423
1,443
1,483
1,533
1,583
1,6431,6731,743

81,452
1,472
1,512
1,562
1,612
1,6721,7021,772

91,481
1,501
1,541
1,591
1,641
1,701
1,7311,801

101,510
1,530
1,570
1,620
1,670
1,730
1,7601,830

111,539
1,559
1,599
1,649
1,699
1,7591,7891,859

121,568
1,588
1,628
1,678
1,728
1,7881,8181,888

131,597
1,617
1,657
1,707
1,757
1,8171,8471,917

141,626
1,646
1,686
1,736
1,786
1,8461,8761,946

151,655
1,675
1,715
1,765
1,815
1,8751,9051,975

161,684
1,704
1,744
1,794
1,844
1,904
1,9342,004

171,713
1,733
1,773
1,8231,873
1,9331,9632,033

181,742
1,762
1,802
1,852
1,902
1,9621,9922,062

191,771
1,791
1,831
1,881
1,931
1,9912,0212,091

201,800
1,820
1,860
1,910
1,960
2,0202,0502,120

211,829
1,849
1,889
1,939
1,989
2,0492,0792,149

221,858
1,878
1,918
1,968
2,018
2,0782,1082,178

231,887
1,907
1,947
1,997
2,047
2,1072,1372,207

241,916
1,936
1,976
2,026
2,076
2,1362,1662,236

251,945
1,965
2,005
2,055
2,105
2,1652,1952,265

261,974
1,994
2,034
2,084
2,134
2,1942,2242,294

272,003
2,023
2,063
2,113
2,163
2,2232,2532,323

282,0322,0522,092
2,142
2,192
2,2522,2822,352

292,061
2,081
2,121
2,171
2,221
2,2812,3112,381

302,090
2,110
2,150
2,200
2,250
2,3102,3402,410

312,119
2,139
2,179
2,229
2,279
2,3392,3692,439

322,148
2,168
2,208
2,258
2,308
2,3682,3982,468

332,177
2,197
2,237
2,287
2,337
2,3972,4272,497

342,206
2,226
2,266
2,316
2,366
2,4262,4562,526

352,235
2,255
2,295
2,345
2,395
2,4552,4852,555

362,264
2,284
2,324
2,374
2,424
2,4842,5142,584

372,293
2,313
2,353
2,403
2,453
2,5132,5432,613

382,322
2,342
2,382
2,432
2,482
2,5422,5722,642

392,351
2,371
2,411
2,461
2,511
2,5712,6012,671

402,380
2,400
2,440
2,490
2,540
2,6002,6302,700

STATE MINIMUM PAY SCALE PAY GRADE II

Years of
Employment Pay Grade
  A B C D E F G H
                 
0 1,295 1,315 1,355 1,405 1,455 1,515 1,545 1,615
1 1,325 1,345 1,385 1,435 1,485 1,545 1,575 1,645
2 1,355 1,375 1,415 1,465 1,515 1,575 1,605 1,675
3 1,385 1,405 1,445 1,495 1,545 1,605 1,635 1,705
4 1,415 1,435 1,475 1,525 1,575 1,635 1,665 1,735
5 1,445 1,465 1,505 1,555 1,605 1,665 1,695 1,765
6 1,475 1,495 1,535 1,585 1,635 1,695 1,725 1,795
7 1,505 1,525 1,565 1,615 1,665 1,725 1,755 1,825
8 1,535 1,555 1,595 1,645 1,695 1,755 1,785 1,855
9 1,565 1,585 1,625 1,675 1,725 1,785 1,815 1,885
10 1,595 1,615 1,655 1,705 1,755 1,815 1,845 1,915
11 1,625 1,645 1,685 1,735 1,785 1,845 1,875 1,945
12 1,655 1,675 1,715 1,765 1,815 1,875 1,905 1,975
13 1,685 1,705 1,745 1,795 1,845 1,905 1,935 2,005
14 1,715 1,735 1,775 1,825 1,875 1,935 1,965 2,035
15 1,745 1,765 1,805 1,855 1,905 1,965 1,995 2,065
16 1,775 1,795 1,835 1,885 1,935 1,995 2,025 2,095
17 1,805 1,825 1,865 1,915 1,965 2,025 2,055 2,125
18 1,835 1,855 1,895 1,945 1,995 2,055 2,085 2,155
19 1,865 1,885 1,925 1,975 2,025 2,085 2,115 2,185
20 1,895 1,915 1,955 2,005 2,055 2,115 2,145 2,215
21 1,925 1,945 1,985 2,035 2,085 2,145 2,175 2,245
22 1,955 1,975 2,015 2,065 2,115 2,175 2,205 2,275
23 1,985 2,005 2,045 2,095 2,145 2,205 2,235 2,305
24 2,015 2,035 2,075 2,125 2,175 2,235 2,265 2,335
25 2,045 2,065 2,105 2,155 2,205 2,265 2,295 2,365
26 2,075 2,095 2,135 2,185 2,235 2,295 2,325 2,395
27 2,105 2,125 2,165 2,215 2,265 2,325 2,355 2,425
28 2,135 2,155 2,195 2,245 2,295 2,355 2,385 2,455
29 2,165 2,185 2,225 2,275 2,325 2,385 2,415 2,485
30 2,195 2,215 2,255 2,305 2,355 2,415 2,445 2,515
31 2,225 2,245 2,285 2,335 2,385 2,445 2,475 2,545
32 2,255 2,275 2,315 2,365 2,415 2,475 2,505 2,575
33 2,285 2,305 2,345 2,395 2,445 2,505 2,535 2,605
34 2,315 2,335 2,375 2,425 2,475 2,535 2,565 2,635
35 2,345 2,365 2,405 2,455 2,505 2,565 2,595 2,665
36 2,375 2,395 2,435 2,485 2,535 2,595 2,625 2,695
37 2,405 2,425 2,465 2,515 2,565 2,625 2,655 2,725
38 2,435 2,455 2,495 2,545 2,595 2,655 2,685 2,755
39 2,465 2,485 2,525 2,575 2,625 2,685 2,715 2,785
40 2,495 2,515 2,555 2,605 2,655 2,715 2,745 2,815
CLASS TITLE
PAY GRADE

Accountant ID
Accountant IIE
Accountant IIIF
Accounts Payable SupervisorG
Aide IA
Aide IIB
Aide IIIC
Aide IVD
Audiovisual TechnicianC
AuditorG
Autism MentorE
Braille or Sign Language SpecialistE
Bus OperatorD
BuyerF
CabinetmakerG
Cafeteria ManagerD
Carpenter IE
Carpenter IIF
Chief MechanicG
Clerk IB
Clerk IIC
Computer OperatorE
Cook IA
Cook IIB
Cook IIIC
Crew LeaderF
Custodian IA
Custodian IIB
Custodian IIIC
Custodian IVD
Director or Coordinator of ServicesH
DraftsmanD
Electrician IF
Electrician IIG
Electronic Technician IF
Electronic Technician IIG
Executive SecretaryG
Food Services SupervisorG
ForemanG
General MaintenanceC
GlazierD
Graphic ArtistD
GroundsmanB
HandymanB
Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic IE
Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic IIG
Heavy Equipment OperatorE
Inventory SupervisorD
Key Punch OperatorB
LocksmithG
Lubrication ManC
MachinistF
Mail ClerkD
Maintenance Clerk C
MasonG
MechanicF
Mechanic AssistantE
Office Equipment Repairman IF
Office Equipment Repairman IIG
PainterE
ParaprofessionalF
Payroll SupervisorG
Plumber IE
Plumber IIG
Printing OperatorB
Printing SupervisorD
ProgrammerH
Roofing/Sheet Metal MechanicF
Sanitation Plant OperatorF
School Bus SupervisorE
Secretary ID
Secretary IIE
Secretary IIIF
Supervisor of MaintenanceH
Supervisor of TransportationH
Switchboard Operator-ReceptionistD
Truck DriverD
Warehouse ClerkC
WatchmanB
WelderF
(2) An additional ten dollars per month shall be added to the minimum monthly pay of each service employee who holds a high school diploma or its equivalent: Provided, That effective the first day of July, two thousand one, an additional twelve dollars per month shall be added to the minimum monthly pay of each service employee who holds a high school diploma or its equivalent.
(3) An additional ten dollars per month also shall be added to the minimum monthly pay of each service employee for each of the following:
(A) A service employee who holds twelve college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;
(B) A service employee who holds twenty-four college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;
(C) A service employee who holds thirty-six college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;
(D) A service employee who holds forty-eight college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;
(E) A service employee who holds sixty college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;
(F) A service employee who holds seventy-two college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;
(G) Effective the first day of July, two thousand one, a service employee who holds eighty-four college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;
(H) Effective the first day of July, two thousand one, a service employee who holds ninety-six college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;
(I) Effective the first day of July, two thousand one, a service employee who holds one hundred eight college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;
(J) Effective the first day of July, two thousand one, a service employee who holds one hundred twenty college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;
(K) Effective the first day of July, two thousand one, a service employee who holds a bachelor's degree; and
(L) Effective the first day of July, two thousand one, a service employee who holds a master's degree.
(4) When any part of a school service employee's daily shift of work is performed between the hours of six o'clock p.m. and five o'clock a.m. the following day, the employee shall be paid no less than an additional ten dollars per month and one half of the pay shall be paid with local funds.
(5) Any service employee required to work on any legal school holiday shall be paid at a rate one and one-half times the employee's usual hourly rate.
(6) Any full-time service personnel required to work in excess of their normal working day during any week which contains a school holiday for which they are paid shall be paid for the additional hours or fraction of the additional hours at a rate of one and one-half times their usual hourly rate and paid entirely from county board funds.
(7) No service employee may have his or her daily work schedule changed during the school year without the employee's written consent and the employee's required daily work hours may not be changed to prevent the payment of time and one-half wages or the employment of another employee.
(8) The minimum hourly rate of pay for extra duty assignments as defined in section eight-b of this article shall be no less than one seventh of the employee's daily total salary for each hour the employee is involved in performing the assignment and paid entirely from local funds: Provided, That an alternative minimum hourly rate of pay for performing extra duty assignments within a particular category of employment may be utilized if the alternate hourly rate of pay is approved both by the county board and by the affirmative vote of a two-thirds majority of the regular full-time employees within that classification category of employment within that county: Provided, however, That the vote shall be by secret ballot if requested by a service personnel employee within that classification category within that county. The salary for any fraction of an hour the employee is involved in performing the assignment shall be prorated accordingly. When performing extra duty assignments, employees who are regularly employed on a one-half day salary basis shall receive the same hourly extra duty assignment pay computed as though the employee were employed on a full-day salary basis.
(9) The minimum pay for any service personnel employees engaged in the removal of asbestos material or related duties required for asbestos removal shall be their regular total daily rate of pay and no less than an additional three dollars per hour or no less than five dollars per hour for service personnel supervising asbestos removal responsibilities for each hour these employees are involved in asbestos related duties. Related duties required for asbestos removal include, but are not limited to, travel, preparation of the work site, removal of asbestos decontamination of the work site, placing and removal of equipment and removal of structures from the site. If any member of an asbestos crew is engaged in asbestos related duties outside of the employee's regular employment county, the daily rate of pay shall be no less than the minimum amount as established in the employee's regular employment county for asbestos removal and an additional thirty dollars per each day the employee is engaged in asbestos removal and related duties. The additional pay for asbestos removal and related duties shall be payable entirely from county funds. Before service personnel employees may be utilized in the removal of asbestos material or related duties, they shall have completed a federal Environmental Protection Act approved training program and be licensed. The employer shall provide all necessary protective equipment and maintain all records required by the Environmental Protection Act.
(10) For the purpose of qualifying for additional pay as provided in section eight, article five of this chapter, an aide shall be considered to be exercising the authority of a supervisory aide and control over pupils if the aide is required to supervise, control, direct, monitor, escort or render service to a child or children when not under the direct supervision of certificated professional personnel within the classroom, library, hallway, lunchroom, gymnasium, school building, school grounds or wherever supervision is required. For purposes of this section, "under the direct supervision of certificated professional personnel" means that certificated professional personnel is present, with and accompanying the aide.
(11) One thousand dollars shall be paid annually to each regularly employed service personnel employee having less than twenty years' service and one thousand five hundred dollars for those having twenty or more years of service, beginning the first day of July, two thousand two and continuing on each of the first day of July, two thousand three and the first day of July, two thousand four. The payments: (i) Shall be in addition to any amounts prescribed in the applicable state minimum salary schedule; (ii) shall be paid in equal monthly installments; and (iii) shall be considered a part of the state minimum salaries for service personnel.
(12) Commencing on the first day of July, two thousand five and continuing annually thereafter, all service personnel shall receive an annual salary increase in an amount equal to each employee's state minimum salary times the percentage of increase in the consumer price index as published by the United States Department of Labor for the next preceding year or two percent, whichever percentage shall be the greater.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to grant an annual pay increase for three years to all classroom teachers, with those teachers not holding a master's degree to receive $2,000 per year and those holding a master's degree to receive $3,000 per year, and, thereafter, to annually increase teachers' salaries based upon the consumer price index or two percent, whichever is greater. And to increase, for three years, the salaries of those service personnel with less than twenty years service in the amount of $1,000 and for those employees with twenty or more years in the amount of $1,500 and, thereafter, to annually increase the salaries of all service personnel based upon the consumer price index or two percent, whichever is the greater.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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