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H. B. 2154

 

(By Delegates Caputo, Martin, Perry, Paxton and Sumner)

[Introduced January 12, 2011; referred to the

Committee on Education then Finance.]

 

 

 

 

A BILL to amend and reenact §18A-2-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §18A-4-8 and §18A-4-8a of said code, all relating to establishing the school service personnel class title and pay grade for the positions of "Administrative Assistant" and "Legal Secretary."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That §18A-2-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted; and that §18A-4-8 and §18A-4-8a of said code be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:

ARTICLE 2. SCHOOL PERSONNEL.

§18A-2-5. Employment of service personnel; limitation.

    The board is authorized to employ such service personnel, including substitutes, as is deemed necessary for meeting the needs of the county school system. Provided, That the board may not employ a number of such personnel whose minimum monthly salary under section eight-a, article four, of this chapter is specified as pay grade "H", which number exceeds the number employed by the board on the first day of March, one thousand nine hundred eighty-eight.

    Effective July 1, 1988, a county board shall not employ for the first time any person who has not obtained a high school diploma or general educational development certificate (GED) or who is not enrolled in an approved adult education course by the date of employment in preparation for obtaining a GED: Provided, That such employment is contingent upon continued enrollment or successful completion of the GED program.

    Before entering upon their duties service personnel shall execute with the board a written contract which shall be in the following form:

"COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

SERVICE PERSONNEL CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

    THIS (Probationary or Continuing) CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT, made and entered into this ________ day of ___________, 19 20 ____, by and between THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE COUNTY OF _______________, a corporation, hereinafter called the 'Board,' and (Name and Social Security Number of Employee), of (Mailing Address), hereinafter called the 'Employee.'

    WITNESSETH, that whereas, at a lawful meeting of the board of Education of the County of ___________ held at the offices of said Board, in the City of _____________________, ________________ County, West Virginia, on the ______ day of ___________________, 19 20 ___, the employee was duly hired and appointed for employment as a (Job Classification) at (Place of Assignment) for the school year commencing __________ for the employment term and at the salary and upon the terms hereinafter set out.

    NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to said employment, board and employee mutually agree as follows:

    (1) The employee is employed by the board as a (Job Classification) at (Place of Assignment) for the school year or remaining part thereof commencing ____________, 19 20 _____. The period of employment is _______ days at an annual salary of $_______ at the rate of $________ per month.

    (2) The board hereby certifies that the Employee's employment has been duly approved by the board and will be a matter of the board's minute records.

    (3) The services to be performed by the employee shall be such services as are prescribed for the job classification set out above in paragraph (1) and as defined in section eight, article four, chapter eighteen-a.

    (4) The employee may be dismissed at any time for immorality, incompetency, cruelty, insubordination, intemperance or willful neglect of duty pursuant to the provisions of section eight, article four, chapter eighteen-a.

    (5) The Superintendent of the ____________ County Board of Education, subject to the approval of the board, may transfer and assign the employee in the manner provided by section seven, article two, chapter eighteen-a.

    (6) This contract shall at all times be subject to any and all existing laws, or such laws as may hereafter be lawfully enacted, and such laws shall be a part of this contract.

    (7) This contract may be terminated or modified at any time by the mutual consent of the board and the employee.

    (8) This contract must be signed and returned to the board at its address of __________________________________ within thirty days after being received by the employee.

    (9) By signing this contract the employee accepts employment upon the terms herein set out.

    WITNESS the following signatures as of the day, month and year first above written:

    _____________, (President, ______ County Board of Education) _____________, (Secretary, ______ County Board of Education) _____________, (Employee)"

    The use of this form shall not be interpreted to authorize boards to discontinue any employee's contract status with the board or rescind any rights, privileges or benefits held under contract or otherwise by any employee prior to the effective date of this section.

    Each contract of employment shall be designated as a probationary or continuing contract. The employment of service personnel shall be made a matter of minute record. The employee shall return the contract of employment to the county board of education within thirty days after receipt or otherwise he or she shall forfeit his or her right to employment.

    Under such regulation and policy as may be established by the county board, service personnel selected and trained for teacher-aide classifications, such as monitor aide, clerical aide, classroom aide and general aide, shall work under the direction of the principal and teachers to whom assigned.

ARTICLE 4. SALARIES, WAGES AND OTHER BENEFITS.

§18A-4-8. Employment term and class titles of service personnel; definitions.

    (a) The purpose of this section is to establish an employment term and class titles for service personnel. The employment term for service personnel may not be less than ten months. A month is defined as twenty employment days. The county board may contract with all or part of these service personnel for a longer term. The beginning and closing dates of the ten-month employment term may not exceed forty-three weeks.

    (b) Service personnel employed on a yearly or twelve-month basis may be employed by calendar months. Whenever there is a change in job assignment during the school year, the minimum pay scale and any county supplement are applicable.

    (c) Service personnel employed in the same classification for more than the two hundred-day minimum employment term shall be paid for additional employment at a daily rate of not less than the daily rate paid for the two hundred-day minimum employment term.

    (d) A service person may not be required to report for work more than five days per week without his or her agreement, and no part of any working day may be accumulated by the employer for future work assignments, unless the employee agrees thereto.

    (e) If a service person whose regular work week is scheduled from Monday through Friday agrees to perform any work assignments on a Saturday or Sunday, the service person shall be paid for at least one-half day of work for each day he or she reports for work. If the service person works more than three and one-half hours on any Saturday or Sunday, he or she shall be paid for at least a full day of work for each day.

    (f) A custodian, aide, maintenance, office and school lunch service person required to work a daily work schedule that is interrupted shall be paid additional compensation in accordance with this subsection.

    (1) A maintenance person means a person who holds a classification title other than in a custodial, aide, school lunch, office or transportation category as provided in section one, article one of this chapter.

    (2) A service person’s schedule is considered to be interrupted if he or she does not work a continuous period in one day. Aides are not regarded as working an interrupted schedule when engaged exclusively in the duties of transporting students;

    (3) The additional compensation provided for in this subsection:

    (A) Is equal to at least one-eighth of a service person’s total salary as provided by the state minimum pay scale and any county pay supplement; and

    (B) Is payable entirely from county board funds.

    (g) When there is a change in classification or when a service person meets the requirements of an advanced classification, his or her salary shall be made to comply with the requirements of this article and any county salary schedule in excess of the minimum requirements of this article, based upon the service person’s advanced classification and allowable years of employment.

    (h) A service person’s contract, as provided in section five, article two of this chapter, shall state the appropriate monthly salary the employee is to be paid, based on the class title as provided in this article and on any county salary schedule in excess of the minimum requirements of this article.

    (i) The column heads of the state minimum pay scale and class titles, set forth in section eight-a of this article, are defined as follows:

    (1) “Pay grade” means the monthly salary applicable to class titles of service personnel;

    (2) “Years of employment” means the number of years which an employee classified as a service person has been employed by a county board in any position prior to or subsequent to the effective date of this section and includes service in the Armed Forces of the United States, if the employee was employed at the time of his or her induction. For the purpose of section eight-a of this article, years of employment is limited to the number of years shown and allowed under the state minimum pay scale as set forth in section eight-a of this article;

    (3) “Class title” means the name of the position or job held by a service person;

    (4) “Accountant I” means a person employed to maintain payroll records and reports and perform one or more operations relating to a phase of the total payroll;

    (5) “Accountant II” means a person employed to maintain accounting records and to be responsible for the accounting process associated with billing, budgets, purchasing and related operations;

    (6) “Accountant III” means a person employed in the county board office to manage and supervise accounts payable, payroll procedures, or both;

    (7) “Accounts payable supervisor” means a person employed in the county board office who has primary responsibility for the accounts payable function and who either has completed twelve college hours of accounting courses from an accredited institution of higher education or has at least eight years of experience performing progressively difficult accounting tasks. Responsibilities of this class title may include supervision of other personnel;

    (8) “Administrative Assistant” means personnel employed to assist the county superintendent of schools or other administrators in charge of various instructional, maintenance, transportation, food services, operations, health departments or federal programs or departments with particular responsibilities of purchasing and financial control and who exercise significant administrative duties;

    (8) (9) “Aide I” means a person selected and trained for a teacher-aide classification such as monitor aide, clerical aide, classroom aide or general aide;

    (9) (10) “Aide II” means a service person referred to in the “Aide I” classification who has completed a training program approved by the state board, or who holds a high school diploma or has received a general educational development certificate. Only a person classified in an Aide II class title may be employed as an aide in any special education program;

    (10) (11) “Aide III” means a service person referred to in the “Aide I” classification who holds a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate; and

    (A) Has completed six semester hours of college credit at an institution of higher education; or

    (B) Is employed as an aide in a special education program and has one year’s experience as an aide in special education;

    (11) (12) “Aide IV” means a service person referred to in the “Aide I” classification who holds a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate; and

    (A) Has completed eighteen hours of state board-approved college credit at a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or

    (B) Has completed fifteen hours of state board-approved college credit at a regionally accredited institution of higher education; and has successfully completed an in-service training program determined by the state board to be the equivalent of three hours of college credit;

    (12) (13) “Audiovisual technician” means a person employed to perform minor maintenance on audiovisual equipment, films, and supplies and who fills requests for equipment;

    (13) (14) “Auditor” means a person employed to examine and verify accounts of individual schools and to assist schools and school personnel in maintaining complete and accurate records of their accounts;

    (14) (15) “Autism mentor” means a person who works with autistic students and who meets standards and experience to be determined by the state board. A person who has held or holds an aide title and becomes employed as an autism mentor shall hold a multiclassification status that includes both aide and autism mentor titles, in accordance with section eight-b of this article;

    (15) (16) “Braille or sign language specialist” means a person employed to provide braille and/or sign language assistance to students. A service person who has held or holds an aide title and becomes employed as a braille or sign language specialist shall hold a multiclassification status that includes both aide and braille or sign language specialist title, in accordance with section eight-b of this article;

    (16) (17) “Bus operator” means a person employed to operate school buses and other school transportation vehicles as provided by the state board;

    (17) (18) “Buyer” means a person employed to review and write specifications, negotiate purchase bids and recommend purchase agreements for materials and services that meet predetermined specifications at the lowest available costs;

    (18) (19) “Cabinetmaker” means a person employed to construct cabinets, tables, bookcases and other furniture;

    (19) (20) “Cafeteria manager” means a person employed to direct the operation of a food services program in a school, including assigning duties to employees, approving requisitions for supplies and repairs, keeping inventories, inspecting areas to maintain high standards of sanitation, preparing financial reports and keeping records pertinent to food services of a school;

    (20) (21) “Carpenter I” means a person classified as a carpenter’s helper;

    (21) (22) “Carpenter II” means a person classified as a journeyman carpenter;

    (22) (23) “Chief mechanic” means a person employed to be responsible for directing activities which ensure that student transportation or other county board-owned vehicles are properly and safely maintained;

    (23) (24) “Clerk I” means a person employed to perform clerical tasks;

    (24) (25) “Clerk II” means a person employed to perform general clerical tasks, prepare reports and tabulations and operate office machines;

    (25) (26) “Computer operator” means a qualified person employed to operate computers;

    (26) (27) “Cook I” means a person employed as a cook’s helper;

    (27) (28) “Cook II” means a person employed to interpret menus and to prepare and serve meals in a food service program of a school. This definition includes a service person who has been employed as a “Cook I” for a period of four years;

    (28) (29) “Cook III” means a person employed to prepare and serve meals, make reports, prepare requisitions for supplies, order equipment and repairs for a food service program of a school system;

    (29) (30) “Crew leader” means a person employed to organize the work for a crew of maintenance employees to carry out assigned projects;

    (30) (31) “Custodian I” means a person employed to keep buildings clean and free of refuse;

    (31) (32) “Custodian II” means a person employed as a watchman or groundsman;

    (32) (33) “Custodian III” means a person employed to keep buildings clean and free of refuse, to operate the heating or cooling systems and to make minor repairs;

    (33) (34) “Custodian IV” means a person employed as head custodians. In addition to providing services as defined in “custodian III,” duties may include supervising other custodian personnel;

    (34) (35) “Director or coordinator of services” means an employee of a county board who is assigned to direct a department or division.

    (A) Nothing in this subdivision prohibits a professional person or a professional educator from holding this class title;

    (B) Professional personnel holding this class title may not be defined or classified as service personnel unless the professional person held a service personnel title under this section prior to holding the class title of “director or coordinator of services.”

    (C) The director or coordinator of services shall be classified either as a professional person or a service person for state aid formula funding purposes;

    (D) Funding for the position of director or coordinator of services is based upon the employment status of the director or coordinator either as a professional person or a service person; and

    (E) A person employed under the class title “director or coordinator of services” may not be exclusively assigned to perform the duties ascribed to any other class title as defined in this subsection: Provided, That nothing in this paragraph prohibits a person in this position from being multiclassified;

    (35) (36) “Draftsman” means a person employed to plan, design and produce detailed architectural/engineering drawings;

    (36) (37) “Electrician I” means a person employed as an apprentice electrician helper or one who holds an electrician helper license issued by the state Fire Marshal;

    (37) (38) “Electrician II” means a person employed as an electrician journeyman or one who holds a journeyman electrician license issued by the state Fire Marshal;

    (38) (39) “Electronic technician I” means a person employed at the apprentice level to repair and maintain electronic equipment;

    (39) (40) “Electronic technician II” means a person employed at the journeyman level to repair and maintain electronic equipment;

    (40) (41) “Executive secretary” means a person employed as secretary to the county school superintendent or as a secretary who is assigned to a position characterized by significant administrative duties;

    (41) (42) “Food services supervisor” means a qualified person who is not a professional person or professional educator as defined in section one, article one of this chapter. The food services supervisor is employed to manage and supervise a county school system’s food service program. The duties include preparing in-service training programs for cooks and food service employees, instructing personnel in the areas of quantity cooking with economy and efficiency and keeping aggregate records and reports;

    (42) (43) “Foreman” means a skilled person employed to supervise personnel who work in the areas of repair and maintenance of school property and equipment;

    (43) (44) “General maintenance” means a person employed as a helper to skilled maintenance employees and to perform minor repairs to equipment and buildings of a county school system;

    (44) (45) “Glazier” means a person employed to replace glass or other materials in windows and doors and to do minor carpentry tasks;

    (45) (46) “Graphic artist” means a person employed to prepare graphic illustrations;

    (46) (47) “Groundsman” means a person employed to perform duties that relate to the appearance, repair and general care of school grounds in a county school system. Additional assignments may include the operation of a small heating plant and routine cleaning duties in buildings;

    (47) (48) “Handyman” means a person employed to perform routine manual tasks in any operation of the county school system;

    (48) (49) “Heating and air conditioning mechanic I” means a person employed at the apprentice level to install, repair and maintain heating and air conditioning plants and related electrical equipment;

    (49) (50) “Heating and air conditioning mechanic II” means a person employed at the journeyman level to install, repair and maintain heating and air conditioning plants and related electrical equipment;

    (50) (51) “Heavy equipment operator” means a person employed to operate heavy equipment;

    (51) (52) “Inventory supervisor” means a person employed to supervise or maintain operations in the receipt, storage, inventory and issuance of materials and supplies;

    (52) (53) “Key punch operator” means a qualified person employed to operate key punch machines or verifying machines;

    (54) "Legal secretary" means personnel employed to assist the board's legal counsel or other employee primarily engaged in the board's legal matters, and who transcribes or prepares transcripts of grievance or other hearings, schedules hearings, transcribes or otherwise prepares notices, correspondence or other documents pertaining to the board's legal or grievance matters, and conducts research as directed by counsel or others;

    (53) (55) “Licensed practical nurse” means a nurse, licensed by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses, employed to work in a public school under the supervision of a school nurse;

    (54) (56) “Locksmith” means a person employed to repair and maintain locks and safes;

    (55) (57) “Lubrication man” means a person employed to lubricate and service gasoline or diesel-powered equipment of a county school system;

    (56) (58) “Machinist” means a person employed to perform machinist tasks which include the ability to operate a lathe, planer, shaper, threading machine and wheel press. A person holding this class title also should have the ability to work from blueprints and drawings;

    (57) (59) “Mail clerk” means a person employed to receive, sort, dispatch, deliver or otherwise handle letters, parcels and other mail;

    (58) (60) “Maintenance clerk” means a person employed to maintain and control a stocking facility to keep adequate tools and supplies on hand for daily withdrawal for all school maintenance crafts;

    (59) (61) “Mason” means a person employed to perform tasks connected with brick and block laying and carpentry tasks related to these activities;

    (60) (62) “Mechanic” means a person employed to perform skilled duties independently in the maintenance and repair of automobiles, school buses and other mechanical and mobile equipment to use in a county school system;

    (61) (63) “Mechanic assistant” means a person employed as a mechanic apprentice and helper;

    (62) (64) “Multiclassification” means a person employed to perform tasks that involve the combination of two or more class titles in this section. In these instances the minimum salary scale shall be the higher pay grade of the class titles involved;

    (63) (65) “Office equipment repairman I” means a person employed as an office equipment repairman apprentice or helper;

    (64) (66) “Office equipment repairman II” means a person responsible for servicing and repairing all office machines and equipment. A person holding this class title is responsible for the purchase of parts necessary for the proper operation of a program of continuous maintenance and repair;

    (65) (67) “Painter” means a person employed to perform duties painting, finishing and decorating wood, metal and concrete surfaces of buildings, other structures, equipment, machinery and furnishings of a county school system;

    (66) (68) “Paraprofessional” means a person certified pursuant to section two-a, article three of this chapter to perform duties in a support capacity including, but not limited to, facilitating in the instruction and direct or indirect supervision of students under the direction of a principal, a teacher or another designated professional educator.

    (A) A person employed on the effective date of this section in the position of an aide may not be subject to a reduction in force or transferred to create a vacancy for the employment of a paraprofessional;

    (B) A person who has held or holds an aide title and becomes employed as a paraprofessional shall hold a multiclassification status that includes both aide and paraprofessional titles in accordance with section eight-b of this article; and

    (C) When a service person who holds an aide title becomes certified as a paraprofessional and is required to perform duties that may not be performed by an aide without paraprofessional certification, he or she shall receive the paraprofessional title pay grade;

    (67) (69) “Payroll supervisor” means a person employed in the county board office who has primary responsibility for the payroll function and who either has completed twelve college hours of accounting from an accredited institution of higher education or has at least eight years of experience performing progressively difficult accounting tasks. Responsibilities of this class title may include supervision of other personnel;

    (68) (70) “Plumber I” means a person employed as an apprentice plumber and helper;

    (69) (71) “Plumber II” means a person employed as a journeyman plumber;

    (70) (72) “Printing operator” means a person employed to operate duplication equipment, and to cut, collate, staple, bind and shelve materials as required;

    (71) (73) “Printing supervisor” means a person employed to supervise the operation of a print shop;

    (72) (74) “Programmer” means a person employed to design and prepare programs for computer operation;

    (73) (75) “Roofing/sheet metal mechanic” means a person employed to install, repair, fabricate and maintain roofs, gutters, flashing and duct work for heating and ventilation;

    (74) (76) “Sanitation plant operator” means a person employed to operate and maintain a water or sewage treatment plant to ensure the safety of the plant’s effluent for human consumption or environmental protection;

    (75) (77) “School bus supervisor” means a qualified person:

    (A) Employed to assist in selecting school bus operators and routing and scheduling school buses, operate a bus when needed, relay instructions to bus operators, plan emergency routing of buses and promote good relationships with parents, students, bus operators and other employees; and

    (B) Certified to operate a bus or previously certified to operate a bus;

    (76) (78) “Secretary I” means a person employed to transcribe from notes or mechanical equipment, receive callers, perform clerical tasks, prepare reports and operate office machines;

    (77) (79) “Secretary II” means a person employed in any elementary, secondary, kindergarten, nursery, special education, vocational or any other school as a secretary. The duties may include performing general clerical tasks; transcribing from notes, stenotype, mechanical equipment or a sound-producing machine; preparing reports; receiving callers and referring them to proper persons; operating office machines; keeping records and handling routine correspondence. Nothing in this subdivision prevents a service person from holding or being elevated to a higher classification;

    (78) (80) “Secretary III” means a person assigned to the county board office administrators in charge of various instructional, maintenance, transportation, food services, operations and health departments, federal programs or departments with particular responsibilities in purchasing and financial control or any person who has served for eight years in a position which meets the definition of “secretary II” or “secretary III”;

    (79) (81) “Supervisor of maintenance” means a skilled person who is not a professional person or professional educator as defined in section one, article one of this chapter. The responsibilities include directing the upkeep of buildings and shops, and issuing instructions to subordinates relating to cleaning, repairs and maintenance of all structures and mechanical and electrical equipment of a county board;

    (80) (82) “Supervisor of transportation” means a qualified person employed to direct school transportation activities properly and safely, and to supervise the maintenance and repair of vehicles, buses and other mechanical and mobile equipment used by the county school system. After July 1, 2010, all persons employed for the first time in a position with this classification title or in a multiclassification position that includes this title shall have five years of experience working in the transportation department of a county board. Experience working in the transportation department shall consist of serving as a bus operator, bus aide, assistant mechanic, mechanic, chief mechanic or in a clerical position within the transportation department;

    (81) (83) “Switchboard operator-receptionist” means a person employed to refer incoming calls, to assume contact with the public, to direct and to give instructions as necessary, to operate switchboard equipment and to provide clerical assistance;

    (82) (84) “Truck driver” means a person employed to operate light or heavy duty gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles;

    (83) (85) “Warehouse clerk” means a person employed to be responsible for receiving, storing, packing and shipping goods;

    (84) (86) “Watchman” means a person employed to protect school property against damage or theft. Additional assignments may include operation of a small heating plant and routine cleaning duties;

    (85) (87) “Welder” means a person employed to provide acetylene or electric welding services for a school system; and

    (86) (88) “WVEIS data entry and administrative clerk” means a person employed to work under the direction of a school principal to assist the school counselor or counselors in the performance of administrative duties, to perform data entry tasks on the West Virginia Education Information System, and to perform other administrative duties assigned by the principal.

    (j) Notwithstanding any provision in this code to the contrary, and in addition to the compensation provided for service personnel in section eight-a of this article, each service person is entitled to all service personnel employee rights, privileges and benefits provided under this or any other chapter of this code without regard to the employee’s hours of employment or the methods or sources of compensation.

    (k) A service person whose years of employment exceeds the number of years shown and provided for under the state minimum pay scale set forth in section eight-a of this article may not be paid less than the amount shown for the maximum years of employment shown and provided for in the classification in which he or she is employed.

    (l) Each county board shall review each service person’s job classification annually and shall reclassify all service persons as required by the job classifications. The state superintendent may withhold state funds appropriated pursuant to this article for salaries for service personnel who are improperly classified by the county boards. Further, the state superintendent shall order a county board to correct immediately any improper classification matter and, with the assistance of the Attorney General, shall take any legal action necessary against any county board to enforce the order.

    (m) Without his or her written consent, a service person may not be:

    (1) Reclassified by class title; or

    (2) Relegated to any condition of employment which would result in a reduction of his or her salary, rate of pay, compensation or benefits earned during the current fiscal year; or for which he or she would qualify by continuing in the same job position and classification held during that fiscal year and subsequent years.

    (n) Any county board failing to comply with the provisions of this article may be compelled to do so by mandamus and is liable to any party prevailing against the board for court costs and the prevailing party’s reasonable attorney fee, as determined and established by the court.

    (o) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, a service person who holds a continuing contract in a specific job classification and who is physically unable to perform the job’s duties as confirmed by a physician chosen by the employee, shall be given priority status over any employee not holding a continuing contract in filling other service personnel job vacancies if the service person is qualified as provided in section eight-e of this article.

    (p) Any person employed in an aide position on the effective date of this section may not be transferred or subject to a reduction in force for the purpose of creating a vacancy for the employment of a licensed practical nurse.

    (q) Without the written consent of the service person, a county board may not establish the beginning work station for a bus operator or transportation aide at any site other than a county board-owned facility with available parking. The workday of the bus operator or transportation aide commences at the bus at the designated beginning work station and ends when the employee is able to leave the bus at the designated beginning work station, unless he or she agrees otherwise in writing. The application or acceptance of a posted position may not be construed as the written consent referred to in this subsection.

    (r) Itinerant status means a service person who does not have a fixed work site and may be involuntarily reassigned to another work site. A service person is considered to hold itinerant status if he or she has bid upon a position posted as itinerant or has agreed to accept this status. A county board may establish positions with itinerant status only within the aide and autism mentor classification categories and only when the job duties involve exceptional students. A service person with itinerant status may be assigned to a different work site upon written notice ten days prior to the reassignment without the consent of the employee and without posting the vacancy. A service person with itinerant status may be involuntarily reassigned no more than twice during the school year. At the conclusion of each school year, the county board shall post and fill, pursuant to section eight-b of this article, all positions that have been filled without posting by a service person with itinerant status. A service person who is assigned to a beginning and ending work site and travels at the expense of the county board to other work sites during the daily schedule, shall not be considered to hold itinerant status.

§18A-4-8a. Service personnel minimum monthly salaries.

    (a) 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 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 set forth in this section.

STATE MINIMUM PAY SCALE PAY GRADE

Years

Exp.

PAY GRADE

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

0

1577

1598

1639

1691

1743

1805

1836

1908

1

1609

1630

1671

1723

1775

1837

1868

1940

2

1641

1662

1703

1755

1807

1869

1900

1972

3

1673

1694

1735

1787

1839

1901

1932

2004

4

1705

1726

1767

1819

1871

1933

1964

2037

5

1737

1758

1799

1851

1903

1965

1996

2069

6

1769

1790

1832

1883

1935

1997

2028

2101

7

1802

1822

1864

1915

1967

2029

2060

2133

8

1834

1854

1896

1947

1999

2061

2092

2165

9

1866

1886

1928

1980

2031

2093

2124

2197

10

1898

1919

1960

2012

2063

2126

2157

2229

11

1930

1951

1992

2044

2095

2158

2189

2261

12

1962

1983

2024

2076

2128

2190

2221

2293

13

1994

2015

2056

2108

2160

2222

2253

2325

14

2026

2047

2088

2140

2192

2254

2285

2357

15

2058

2079

2120

2172

2224

2286

2317

2389

16

2090

2111

2152

2204

2256

2318

2349

2422

17

2122

2143

2185

2236

2288

2350

2381

2454

18

2154

2175

2217

2268

2320

2382

2413

2486

19

2187

2207

2249

2300

2352

2414

2445

2518

20

2219

2239

2281

2333

2384

2446

2477

2550

21

2251

2271

2313

2365

2416

2478

2509

2582

22

2283

2304

2345

2397

2448

2511

2542

2614

23

2315

2336

2377

2429

2481

2543

2574

2646

24

2347

2368

2409

2461

2513

2575

2606

2678

25

2379

2400

2441

2493

2545

2607

2638

2710

26

2411

2432

2473

2525

2577

2639

2670

2742

27

2443

2464

2505

2557

2609

2671

2702

2774

28

2475

2496

2537

2589

2641

2703

2734

2807

29

2507

2528

2570

2621

2673

2735

2766

2839

30

2540

2560

2602

2653

2705

2767

2798

2871

31

2572

2592

2634

2685

2737

2799

2830

2903

32

2604

2624

2666

2718

2769

2831

2862

2935

33

2636

2656

2698

2750

2801

2863

2895

2967

34

2668

2689

2730

2782

2833

2896

2927

2999

35

2700

2721

2762

2814

2866

2928

2959

3031

36

2732

2753

2794

2846

2898

2960

2991

3063

37

2764

2785

2826

2878

2930

2992

3023

3095

38

2796

2817

2858

2910

2962

3024

3055

3127

39

2828

2849

2890

2942

2994

3056

3087

3159

40

2860

2881

2922

2974

3026

3088

3119

3192

Class Title Pay Grade

Accountant I .................................................. D

Accountant II ................................................. E

Accountant III ................................................ F

Accounts Payable Supervisor ................................... G

Administrative Assistant .......................................H

Aide I ........................................................ A

Aide II ....................................................... B

Aide III ...................................................... C

Aide IV ....................................................... D

Audiovisual Technician ........................................ C

Auditor ....................................................... G

Autism Mentor ................................................. F

Braille or Sign Language Specialist ........................... E

Bus Operator .................................................. D

Buyer ......................................................... F

Cabinetmaker .................................................. G

Cafeteria Manager ............................................. D

Carpenter I ................................................... E

Carpenter II .................................................. F

Chief Mechanic ................................................ G

Clerk I ....................................................... B

Clerk II....................................................... C

Computer Operator ............................................. E

Cook I ........................................................ A

Cook II ....................................................... B

Cook III ...................................................... C

Crew Leader ................................................... F

Custodian I ................................................... A

Custodian II .................................................. B

Custodian III ................................................. C

Custodian IV .................................................. D

Director or Coordinator of Services ........................... H

Draftsman ..................................................... D

Electrician I ................................................. F

Electrician II ................................................ G

Electronic Technician I ....................................... F

Electronic Technician II ...................................... G

Executive Secretary ........................................... G

Food Services Supervisor ...................................... G

Foreman ....................................................... G

General Maintenance ........................................... C

Glazier ....................................................... D

Graphic Artist ................................................ D

Groundsman .................................................... B

Handyman ...................................................... B

Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic I ....................... E

Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic II ...................... G

Heavy Equipment Operator ...................................... E

Inventory Supervisor ........................................... D

Key Punch Operator ............................................ B

Legal Secretary ................................................H

Licensed Practical Nurse ...................................... F

Locksmith ..................................................... G

Lubrication Man ............................................... C

Machinist ..................................................... F

Mail Clerk .................................................... D

Maintenance Clerk ............................................. C

Mason ......................................................... G

Mechanic ...................................................... F

Mechanic Assistant ............................................ E

Office Equipment Repairman I .................................. F

Office Equipment Repairman II ................................. G

Painter ....................................................... E

Paraprofessional .............................................. F

Payroll Supervisor ............................................ G

Plumber I ..................................................... E

Plumber II .................................................... G

Printing Operator ............................................. B

Printing Supervisor ........................................... D

Programmer .................................................... H

Roofing/Sheet Metal Mechanic .................................. F

Sanitation Plant Operator ..................................... G

School Bus Supervisor ......................................... E

Secretary I ................................................... D

Secretary II .................................................. E

Secretary III ................................................. F

Supervisor of Maintenance ..................................... H

Supervisor of Transportation .................................. H

Switchboard Operator-Receptionist ............................. D

Truck Driver .................................................. D

Warehouse Clerk ............................................... C

Watchman ...................................................... B

Welder ........................................................ F

WVEIS Data Entry and Administrative Clerk ..................... B

    (b) An additional $12 per month shall be added to the minimum monthly pay of each service employee who holds a high school diploma or its equivalent.

    (c) An additional $11 per month also shall be added to the minimum monthly pay of each service employee for each of the following:

    (1) A service employee who holds twelve college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;

    (2) 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;

    (3) 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;

    (4) 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;

    (5) A service employee who holds sixty college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;

    (6) 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;

    (7) 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;

    (8) 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;

    (9) 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;

    (10) 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;

    (d) An additional $40 per month also shall be added to the minimum monthly pay of each service employee for each of the following:

    (1) A service employee who holds an associate’s degree;

    (2) A service employee who holds a bachelor’s degree;

    (3) A service employee who holds a master’s degree;

    (4) A service employee who holds a doctorate degree.

    (e) An additional $11 per month shall be added to the minimum monthly pay of each service employee for each of the following:

    (1) A service employee who holds a bachelor’s degree plus fifteen college hours;

    (2) A service employee who holds a master’s degree plus fifteen college hours;

    (3) A service employee who holds a master’s degree plus thirty college hours;

    (4) A service employee who holds a master’s degree plus forty-five college hours; and

    (5) A service employee who holds a master’s degree plus sixty college hours.

    (f) When any part of a school service employee’s daily shift of work is performed between the hours of six p.m. and five a.m. the following day, the employee shall be paid no less than an additional $10 per month and one half of the pay shall be paid with local funds.

    (g) 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.

    (h) 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.

    (i) 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.

    (j) 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 used 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.

    (k) 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 $3 per hour or no less than $5 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 $30 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 used 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.

    (l) 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 certified 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 certified professional personnel” means that certified professional personnel is present, with and accompanying the aide.


    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to establish the school service personnel class title and pay grade for the positions of "Administrative Assistant" and "Legal Secretary."


    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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