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H. B. 2338

 

         (By Delegate Marshall)

         [Introduced January 12, 2011; referred to the

         Committee on Education then Finance.]

 

 

 

 

A BILL to amend and reenact §18-5-18a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §18A-4-8, §18A-4-8a and §18A-4-8b of said code, all relating to the employment and compensation of school service personnel; increasing the service personnel pay scales; upgrading the pay grades of certain aides, bus operators, cooks and custodians; creating two new job titles – "bus operator II" and "bus operator III"; clarifying seniority in more than one employment classification; providing additional payment to classroom aides in prekindergarten or kindergarten classes for any pupils over the twenty maximum pupil-teacher ratio; and establishing a pupil teacher ratio of twenty to one in all prekindergarten classes.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

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

CHAPTER 18. EDUCATION.

ARTICLE 5. COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.

§18-5-18a. Maximum teacher-pupil ratio.

    County boards of education shall provide, by the school year 1983-1984, and thereafter, sufficient personnel, equipment and facilities as will ensure that each first and second grade classroom, or classrooms having two or more grades that include either the first or second grades shall not have more than twenty-five pupils for each teacher of the grade or grades and shall not have more than twenty pupils for each prekindergarten or kindergarten teacher per session, unless the state superintendent has excepted a specific classroom upon application therefore by a county board.

    County boards shall provide by the school year 1984-1985, and continue thereafter, sufficient personnel, equipment and facilities as will ensure that each third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade classroom, or classrooms having two or more grades that include one or more of the third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades, shall not have more than twenty-five pupils for each teacher of the grade or grades.

    Beginning with the school year 1986-1987, and thereafter, no county shall maintain a greater number of classrooms having two or more grades that include one or more of the grade levels referred to in this section than were in existence in said county as of January 1, 1983: Provided, That for the prior school years, and only if there is insufficient classroom space available in the school or county, a county may maintain one hundred ten percent of such number of classrooms.

    During the school year 1984-1985, and thereafter, the State Superintendent is authorized, consistent with sound educational policy: (a) To permit on a statewide basis, in grades four through six, more than twenty-five pupils per teacher in a classroom for the purposes of instruction in physical education; and (b) to permit more than twenty pupils per teacher in a specific kindergarten classroom and twenty-five pupils per teacher in a specific classroom in grades one through six during a school year in the event of extraordinary circumstances as determined by the State Superintendent after application by a county board of education.

    The state board shall establish guidelines for the exceptions authorized in this section, but in no event shall the superintendent except classrooms having more than three pupils above the pupil-teacher ratio as set forth in this section.

    The requirement for approval of an exception to exceed the twenty pupils per prekindergarten or kindergarten teacher per session limit or the twenty-five pupils per teacher limit in grades one through six is waived in schools where the school wide pupil-teacher ratio is twenty-five or less in grades one through six: Provided, That a teacher shall may not have more than three pupils above the teacher/pupil ratio as set forth in this section. Any prekindergarten or kindergarten teacher who has more than twenty pupils per session and any classroom teacher of grades one through six who has more than twenty-five pupils shall be paid additional compensation based on the affected classroom teacher's average daily salary divided by twenty for prekindergarten or kindergarten teachers or twenty-five for teachers of grades one through six for every day times the number of additional pupils enrolled up to the maximum pupils permitted in the teacher's classroom. Any classroom aide assigned to a prekindergarten or kindergarten classroom wherein there are more than twenty pupils enrolled shall also be paid additional compensation based upon his or her daily rate of pay and otherwise utilizing the same calculation used for prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers. All such additional compensation shall be paid from county funds exclusively.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this section to the contrary, commencing with the school year beginning on July 1, 1994, a teacher in grades one, two or three or classrooms having two or more such grade levels, shall may not have more than two pupils above the teacher/pupil ratio as set forth in this section: Provided, That commencing with the school year beginning on July 1, 1995, such the teacher shall may not have more than one pupil above the teacher/pupil ratio as set forth in this section: Provided, however, That commencing with the school year beginning on July 1, 1996, such the teacher shall may not have any pupils above the teacher/pupil ratio as set forth in this section.

    No provision of this section is intended to limit the number of pupils per teacher in a classroom for the purpose of instruction in choral, band or orchestra music.

    Each school principal shall assign students equitably among the classroom teachers, taking into consideration reasonable differences due to subject areas and/or grade levels.

    The state board shall collect from each county board of education information on class size and the number of pupils per teacher for all classes in grades seven through twelve. The state board shall report such information to the Legislative Oversight Commission on education accountability before January 1 of each year.

CHAPTER 18A. SCHOOL PERSONNEL.

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 be no less than ten months. A month is defined as twenty employment days: Provided, That 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) No service employee, without his or her agreement, may be required to report for work more than five days per week and no part of any working day may be accumulated by the employer for future work assignments, unless the employee agrees thereto.

    (e) If an employee whose regular work week is scheduled from Monday through Friday agrees to perform any work assignments on a Saturday or Sunday, the employee shall be paid for at least one-half day of work for each day he or she reports for work, and if the employee 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) Custodians, aides, maintenance, office and school lunch employees required to work a daily work schedule that is interrupted, that is, who do not work a continuous period in one day, shall be paid additional compensation equal to at least one eighth of their total salary as provided by their state minimum salary and any county pay supplement, and payable entirely from county funds: Provided, That when engaged in duties of transporting students exclusively, aides shall are not be regarded as working an interrupted schedule. Maintenance personnel are defined as personnel who hold 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.

    (g) Upon the change in classification or upon meeting the requirements of an advanced classification of or by any employee, the employee's salary shall be made to comply with the requirements of this article, and to any county salary schedule in excess of the minimum requirements of this article, based upon the employee's advanced classification and allowable years of employment.

    (h) An employee'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 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 service personnel has been employed by a board in any position prior to before or subsequent to the effective date of this section and including service in the Armed Forces of the United States, if the employee were employed at the time of his or her induction. For the purpose of section eight-a of this article, years of employment shall be are 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 service personnel;

    (4) "Accountant I" means personnel 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 personnel 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 personnel who are employed in the county board office to manage and supervise accounts payable and/or payroll procedures;

    (7) "Accounts payable supervisor" means personnel who are employed in the county board office who have primary responsibility for the accounts payable function, which may include the supervision of other personnel, and who have either completed twelve college hours of accounting courses from an accredited institution of higher education or have at least eight years of experience performing progressively difficult accounting tasks;

    (8) "Aide I" means those personnel selected and trained for teacher-aide classifications such as monitor aide, clerical aide, classroom aide or general aide;

    (9) "Aide II" means those personnel referred to in the "Aide I" classification who have completed a training program approved by the state board, or who hold a high school diploma or have received a general educational development certificate. Only personnel classified in an Aide II class title may be employed as an aide in any special education program;

    (10) "Aide III" means those personnel referred to in the "Aide I" classification who hold a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and have completed six semester hours of college credit at an institution of higher education or are employed as an aide in a special education program and have one year's experience as an aide in special education;

    (11) "Aide IV" means personnel referred to in the "Aide I" classification who hold a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and who have completed eighteen hours of state board-approved college credit at a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or who have completed fifteen hours of state board-approved college credit at a regionally accredited institution of higher education and successfully completed an in-service training program determined by the state board to be the equivalent of three hours of college credit;

    (12) "Audiovisual technician" means personnel employed to perform minor maintenance on audiovisual equipment, films, supplies and the filling of requests for equipment;

    (13) "Auditor" means personnel 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) "Autism mentor" means personnel who work with autistic students and who meet standards and experience to be determined by the state board: Provided, That if any employee has held or holds an aide title and becomes employed as an autism mentor, the employee shall hold a multiclassification status that includes aide and autism mentor titles, in accordance with section eight-b of this article;

    (15) "Braille or sign language specialist" means personnel employed to provide braille and/or sign language assistance to students: Provided, That if any employee has held or holds an aide title and becomes employed as a braille or sign language specialist, the employee shall hold a multiclassification status that includes aide and braille or sign language specialist title, in accordance with section eight-b of this article;

    (16) "Bus operator I" means personnel employed to operate school buses and other school transportation vehicles as provided by the state board;

    (17) “Bus operator II” means personnel employed to operate school buses and other transportation vehicles as provided by the State Board of Education, who have served in a position which meets the definition of “Bus operator I” for ten years;

    (18) “Bus operator III” means personnel employed to operate school buses and other school transportation vehicles as provided by the State Board of Education, who have served in a position which meets the definition of “Bus operator I” or “Bus operator II” for twenty years;

    (17) (19) "Buyer" means personnel 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) (20) "Cabinetmaker" means personnel employed to construct cabinets, tables, bookcases and other furniture;

    (19) (21) "Cafeteria manager" means personnel 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) (22) "Carpenter I" means personnel classified as a carpenter's helper;

    (21) (23) "Carpenter II" means personnel classified as a journeyman carpenter;

    (22) (24) "Chief mechanic" means personnel employed to be responsible for directing activities which ensure that student transportation or other board-owned vehicles are properly and safely maintained;

    (23) (25) "Clerk I" means personnel employed to perform clerical tasks;

    (24) (26) "Clerk II" means personnel employed to perform general clerical tasks, prepare reports and tabulations and operate office machines;

    (25) (27) "Computer operator" means qualified personnel employed to operate computers;

    (26) (28) "Cook I" means personnel employed as a cook's helper;

    (27) (29) "Cook II" means personnel employed to interpret menus, to prepare and serve meals in a food service program of a school and shall include personnel who have been employed as a "Cook I" for a period of four years, if the personnel have not been elevated to this classification within that period of time;

    (28) (30) "Cook III" means personnel 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) (31) "Crew leader" means personnel employed to organize the work for a crew of maintenance employees to carry out assigned projects;

    (30) (32) "Custodian I" means personnel employed to keep buildings clean and free of refuse;

    (31) (33) "Custodian II" means personnel employed as a watchman or groundsman;

    (32) (34) "Custodian III" means personnel employed to keep buildings clean and free of refuse, to operate the heating or cooling systems and to make minor repairs;

    (33) (35) "Custodian IV" means personnel employed as head custodians. In addition to providing services as defined in "custodian III," their duties may include supervising other custodian personnel;

    (34) (36) "Director or coordinator of services" means personnel who are assigned to direct a department or division. Nothing in this subdivision may prohibit professional personnel or professional educators as defined in section one, article one of this chapter, from holding this class title, but professional personnel may not be defined or classified as service personnel unless the professional personnel held a service personnel title under this section prior to holding class title of "director or coordinator of services." Directors or coordinators of service positions shall be classified as either a professional personnel or service personnel position for state aid formula funding purposes and funding for directors or coordinators of service positions shall be based upon the employment status of the director or coordinator either as a professional personnel or service personnel;

    (35) (37) "Draftsman" means personnel employed to plan, design and produce detailed architectural/engineering drawings;

    (36) (38) "Electrician I" means personnel employed as an apprentice electrician helper or who holds an electrician helper license issued by the State Fire Marshal;

    (37) (39) "Electrician II" means personnel employed as an electrician journeyman or who holds a journeyman electrician license issued by the State Fire Marshal;

    (38) (40) "Electronic technician I" means personnel employed at the apprentice level to repair and maintain electronic equipment;

    (39) (41) "Electronic technician II" means personnel employed at the journeyman level to repair and maintain electronic equipment;

    (40) (42) "Executive secretary" means personnel employed as the county school superintendent's secretary or as a secretary who is assigned to a position characterized by significant administrative duties;

    (41) (43) "Food services supervisor" means qualified personnel not defined as professional personnel or professional educators in section one, article one of this chapter, employed to manage and supervise a county school system's food service program. The duties would 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) (44) "Foremen" means skilled persons employed for supervision of personnel who work in the areas of repair and maintenance of school property and equipment;

    (43) (45) "General maintenance" means personnel employed as helpers to skilled maintenance employees and to perform minor repairs to equipment and buildings of a county school system;

    (44) (46) "Glazier" means personnel employed to replace glass or other materials in windows and doors and to do minor carpentry tasks;

    (45) (47) "Graphic artist" means personnel employed to prepare graphic illustrations;

    (46) (48) "Groundsmen" means personnel 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) (49) "Handyman" means personnel employed to perform routine manual tasks in any operation of the county school system;

    (48) (50) "Heating and air conditioning mechanic I" means personnel employed at the apprentice level to install, repair and maintain heating and air conditioning plants and related electrical equipment;

    (49) (51) "Heating and air conditioning mechanic II" means personnel employed at the journeyman level to install, repair and maintain heating and air conditioning plants and related electrical equipment;

    (50) (52) "Heavy equipment operator" means personnel employed to operate heavy equipment;

    (51) (53) "Inventory supervisor" means personnel who are employed to supervise or maintain operations in the receipt, storage, inventory and issuance of materials and supplies;

    (52) (54) "Key punch operator" means qualified personnel employed to operate key punch machines or verifying machines;

    (53) (55) "Locksmith" means personnel employed to repair and maintain locks and safes;

    (54) (56) "Lubrication man" means personnel employed to lubricate and service gasoline or diesel-powered equipment of a county school system;

    (55) (57) "Machinist" means personnel employed to perform machinist tasks which include the ability to operate a lathe, planer, shaper, threading machine and wheel press. These personnel should also have, the ability to work from blueprints and drawings;

    (56) (58) "Mail clerk" means personnel employed to receive, sort, dispatch, deliver or otherwise handle letters, parcels and other mail;

    (57) (59) "Maintenance clerk" means personnel employed to maintain and control a stocking facility to keep adequate tools and supplies on hand for daily withdrawal for all school maintenance crafts;

    (58) (60) "Mason" means personnel employed to perform tasks connected with brick and block laying and carpentry tasks related to such laying;

    (59) (61) "Mechanic" means personnel employed who can independently perform skilled duties in the maintenance and repair of automobiles, school buses and other mechanical and mobile equipment to use in a county school system;

    (60) (62) "Mechanic assistant" means personnel employed as a mechanic apprentice and helper;

    (61) (63) "Multiclassification" means personnel 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;

    (62) (64) "Office equipment repairman I" means personnel employed as an office equipment repairman apprentice or helper;

    (63) (65) "Office equipment repairman II" means personnel responsible for servicing and repairing all office machines and equipment. Personnel are responsible for parts being purchased necessary for the proper operation of a program of continuous maintenance and repair;

    (64) (66) "Painter" means personnel employed to perform duties of painting, finishing and decorating of wood, metal and concrete surfaces of buildings, other structures, equipment, machinery and furnishings of a county school system;

    (65) (67) "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 pupils under the direction of a principal, a teacher or another designated professional educator: Provided, That no person employed on the effective date of this section in the position of an aide may be reduced in force or transferred to create a vacancy for the employment of a paraprofessional: Provided, however, That if any employee has held or holds an aide title and becomes employed as a paraprofessional, the employee shall hold a multiclassification status that includes aide and paraprofessional titles in accordance with section eight-b of this article: Provided further, That once an employee 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;

    (66) (68) "Payroll supervisor" means personnel who are employed in the county board office who have primary responsibility for the payroll function, which may include the supervision of other personnel, and who have either completed twelve college hours of accounting from an accredited institution of higher education or have at least eight years of experience performing progressively difficult accounting tasks;

    (67) (69) "Plumber I" means personnel employed as an apprentice plumber and helper;

    (68) (70) "Plumber II" means personnel employed as a journeyman plumber;

    (69) (71) "Printing operator" means personnel employed to operate duplication equipment, and as required, to cut, collate, staple, bind and shelve materials;

    (70) (72) "Printing supervisor" means personnel employed to supervise the operation of a print shop;

    (71) (73) "Programmer" means personnel employed to design and prepare programs for computer operation;

    (72) (74) "Roofing/sheet metal mechanic" means personnel employed to install, repair, fabricate and maintain roofs, gutters, flashing and duct work for heating and ventilation;

    (73) (75) "Sanitation plant operator" means personnel 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;

    (74) (76) "School bus supervisor" means qualified personnel employed to assist in selecting school bus operators and routing and scheduling of school buses, operate a bus when needed, relay instructions to bus operators, plan emergency routing of buses and promoting good relationships with parents, pupils, bus operators and other employees;

    (75) (77) "Secretary I" means personnel employed to transcribe from notes or mechanical equipment, receive callers, perform clerical tasks, prepare reports and operate office machines;

    (76) (78) "Secretary II" means personnel 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 or stenotype or 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. There is nothing implied in this subdivision that would prevent the employees from holding or being elevated to a higher classification;

    (77) (79) "Secretary III" means personnel 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 of purchasing and financial control or any personnel who have served in a position which meets the definition of "secretary II" or "secretary III" in this section for eight years;

    (78) (80) "Supervisor of maintenance" means skilled personnel not defined as professional personnel or professional educators as in section one, article one of this chapter. The responsibilities would include directing the upkeep of buildings and shops, issuing instructions to subordinates relating to cleaning, repairs and maintenance of all structures and mechanical and electrical equipment of a board;

    (79) (81) "Supervisor of transportation" means qualified personnel 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;

    (80) (82) "Switchboard operator-receptionist" means personnel 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;

    (81) (83) "Truck driver" means personnel employed to operate light or heavy duty gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles;

    (82) (84) "Warehouse clerk" means personnel employed to be responsible for receiving, storing, packing and shipping goods;

    (83) (85) "Watchman" means personnel employed to protect school property against damage or theft. Additional assignments may include operation of a small heating plant and routine cleaning duties; and

    (84) (86) "Welder" means personnel employed to provide acetylene or electric welding services for a school system; and

    (85) (87) “WVEIS data entry and administrative clerk” means personnel 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) In addition to the compensation provided for in section eight-a of this article, for service personnel, each service employee is, notwithstanding any provisions in this code to the contrary, 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) Service personnel whose years of employment exceed 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) The county boards shall review each service personnel employee job classification annually and shall reclassify all service employees as required by the job classifications. The State Superintendent of Schools 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 county boards 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) No service employee, without his or her written consent, may be reclassified by class title, nor may a service employee, without his or her written consent, be 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 which would result in a reduction of his or her salary, rate of pay, compensation or benefits 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 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 provisions in this code to the contrary, service personnel who hold a continuing contract in a specific job classification and who are 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 qualified as provided in section eight-e of this article.

§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 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. Beginning the first day of July, 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.

    Effective July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012, each service employee shall receive the amount prescribed in the 2009-2010 State Minimum Salary Schedule 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.

    Effective the July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, each service employee shall receive the amount prescribed in the 2010-2011 State Minimum Pay Scale 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.

    Effective July 1, 2013, and thereafter, each service employee shall receive the amount prescribed in the 2011-12 State Minimum Pay Scale 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

0

1,577

1,598

1,639

1,691

1,743

1,805

1,836

1,908

1

1,609

1,630

1,671

1,723

1,775

1,837

1,868

1,940

2

1,641

1,662

1,703

1,755

1,807

1,869

1,900

1,972

3

1,673

1,694

1,735

1,787

1,839

1,901

1,932

2,004

4

1,705

1,726

1,767

1,819

1,871

1,933

1,964

2,037

5

1,737

1,758

1,799

1,851

1,903

1,965

1,996

2,069

6

1,769

1,790

1,832

1,883

1,935

1,997

2,028

2,101

7

1,802

1,822

1,864

1,915

1,967

2,029

2,060

2,133

8

1,834

1,854

1,896

1,947

1,999

2,061

2,092

2,165

9

1,866

1,886

1,928

1,980

2,031

2,093

2,124

2,197

10

1,898

1,919

1,960

2,012

2,063

2,126

2,157

2,229

11

1,930

1,951

1,992

2,044

2,095

2,158

2,189

2,261

12

1,962

1,983

2,024

2,076

2,128

2,190

2,221

2,293

13

1,994

2,015

2,056

2,108

2,160

2,222

2,253

2,325

14

2,026

2,047

2,088

2,140

2,192

2,254

2,285

2,357

15

2,058

2,079

2,120

2,172

2,224

2,286

2,317

2,389

16

2,090

2,111

2,152

2,204

2,256

2,318

2,349

2,422

17

2,122

2,143

2,185

2,236

2,288

2,350

2,381

2,454

18

2,154

2,175

2,217

2,268

2,320

2,382

2,413

2,486

19

2,187

2,207

2,249

2,300

2,352

2,414

2,445

2,518

20

2,219

2,239

2,281

2,333

2,384

2,446

2,477

2,550

21

2,251

2,271

2,313

2,365

2,416

2,478

2,509

2,582

22

2,283

2,304

2,345

2,397

2,448

2,511

2,542

2,614

23

2,315

2,336

2,377

2,429

2,481

2,543

2,574

2,646

24

2,347

2,368

2,409

2,461

2,513

2,575

2,606

2,678

25

2,379

2,400

2,441

2,493

2,545

2,607

2,638

2,710

26

2,411

2,432

2,473

2,525

2,577

2,639

2,670

2,742

27

2,443

2,464

2,505

2,557

2,609

2,671

2,702

2,774

28

2,475

2,496

2,537

2,589

2,641

2,703

2,734

2,807

29

2,507

2,528

2,570

2,621

2,673

2,735

2,766

2,839

30

2,540

2,560

2,602

2,653

2,705

2,767

2,798

2,871

31

2,572

2,592

2,634

2,685

2,737

2,799

2,830

2,903

32

2,604

2,624

2,666

2,718

2,769

2,831

2,862

2,935

33

2,636

2,656

2,698

2,750

2,801

2,863

2,895

2,967

34

2,668

2,689

2,730

2,782

2,833

2,896

2,927

2,999

35

2,700

2,721

2,762

2,814

2,866

2,928

2,959

3,031

36

2,732

2,753

2,794

2,846

2,898

2,960

2,991

3,063

37

2,764

2,785

2,826

2,878

2,930

2,992

3,023

3,095

38

2,796

2,817

2,858

2,910

2,962

3,024

3,055

3,127

39

2,828

2,849

2,890

2,942

2,994

3,056

3,087

3,159

40

2,860

2,881

2,922

2,974

3,026

3,088

3,119

3,192

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010-11

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

0

1656

1678

1721

1776

1830

1895

1928

2003

1

1689

1712

1755

1809

1864

1929

1961

2037

2

1723

1745

1788

1843

1897

1962

1995

2071

3

1757

1779

1822

1876

1931

1996

2029

2104

4

1790

1812

1855

1910

1965

2030

2062

2139

5

1824

1846

1889

1944

1998

2063

2096

2172

6

1857

1880

1924

1977

2032

2097

2129

2206

7

1892

1913

1957

2011

2065

2130

2163

2240

8

1926

1947

1991

2044

2099

2164

2197

2273

9

1959

1980

2024

2079

2133

2198

2230

2307

10

1993

2015

2058

2113

2166

2232

2265

2340

11

2027

2049

2092

2146

2200

2266

2298

2374

12

2060

2082

2125

2180

2234

2300

2332

2408

13

2094

2116

2159

2213

2268

2333

2366

2441

14

2127

2149

2192

2247

2302

2367

2399

2475

15

2161

2183

2226

2281

2335

2400

2433

2508

16

2195

2217

2260

2314

2369

2434

2466

2543

17

2228

2250

2294

2348

2402

2468

2500

2577

18

2262

2284

2328

2381

2436

2501

2534

2610

19

2296

2317

2361

2415

2470

2535

2567

2644

20

2330

2351

2395

2450

2503

2568

2601

2678

21

2364

2385

2429

2483

2537

2602

2634

2711

22

2397

2419

2462

2517

2570

2637

2669

2745

23

2431

2453

2496

2550

2605

2670

2703

2778

24

2464

2486

2529

2584

2639

2704

2736

2812

25

2498

2520

2563

2618

2672

2737

2770

2846

26

2532

2554

2597

2651

2706

2771

2804

2879

27

2565

2587

2630

2685

2739

2805

2837

2913

28

2599

2621

2664

2718

2773

2838

2871

2947

29

2632

2654

2699

2752

2807

2872

2904

2981

30

2667

2688

2732

2786

2840

2905

2938

3015

31

2701

2722

2766

2819

2874

2939

2972

3048

32

2734

2755

2799

2854

2907

2973

3005

3082

33

2768

2789

2833

2888

2941

3006

3040

3115

34

2801

2823

2867

2921

2975

3041

3073

3149

35

2835

2857

2900

2955

3009

3074

3107

3183

36

2869

2891

2934

2988

3043

3108

3141

3216

37

2902

2924

2967

3022

3077

3142

3174

3250

38

2936

2958

3001

3056

3110

3175

3208

3283

39

2969

2991

3035

3089

3144

3209

3241

3317

40

3003

3025

3068

3123

3177

3242

3275

3352

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011-12

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

0

1739

1762

1807

1864

1922

1990

2024

2104

1

1774

1797

1842

1900

1957

2025

2059

2139

2

1809

1832

1878

1935

1992

2061

2095

2174

3

1844

1868

1913

1970

2027

2096

2130

2209

4

1880

1903

1948

2005

2063

2131

2165

2246

5

1915

1938

1983

2041

2098

2166

2201

2281

6

1950

1973

2020

2076

2133

2202

2236

2316

7

1987

2009

2055

2111

2169

2237

2271

2352

8

2022

2044

2090

2147

2204

2272

2306

2387

9

2057

2079

2126

2183

2239

2308

2342

2422

10

2093

2116

2161

2218

2274

2344

2378

2457

11

2128

2151

2196

2254

2310

2379

2413

2493

12

2163

2186

2231

2289

2346

2414

2449

2528

13

2198

2222

2267

2324

2381

2450

2484

2563

14

2234

2257

2302

2359

2417

2485

2519

2599

15

2269

2292

2337

2395

2452

2520

2554

2634

16

2304

2327

2373

2430

2487

2556

2590

2670

17

2340

2363

2409

2465

2523

2591

2625

2706

18

2375

2398

2444

2500

2558

2626

2660

2741

19

2411

2433

2480

2536

2593

2661

2696

2776

20

2446

2468

2515

2572

2628

2697

2731

2811

21

2482

2504

2550

2607

2664

2732

2766

2847

22

2517

2540

2585

2643

2699

2768

2803

2882

23

2552

2575

2621

2678

2735

2804

2838

2917

24

2588

2611

2656

2713

2771

2839

2873

2952

25

2623

2646

2691

2749

2806

2874

2908

2988

26

2658

2681

2726

2784

2841

2909

2944

3023

27

2693

2717

2762

2819

2876

2945

2979

3058

28

2729

2752

2797

2854

2912

2980

3014

3095

29

2764

2787

2833

2890

2947

3015

3050

3130

30

2800

2822

2869

2925

2982

3051

3085

3165

31

2836

2858

2904

2960

3018

3086

3120

3201

32

2871

2893

2939

2997

3053

3121

3155

3236

33

2906

2928

2975

3032

3088

3156

3192

3271

34

2941

2965

3010

3067

3123

3193

3227

3306

35

2977

3000

3045

3102

3160

3228

3262

3342

36

3012

3035

3080

3138

3195

3263

3298

3377

37

3047

3070

3116

3173

3230

3299

3333

3412

38

3083

3106

3151

3208

3266

3334

3368

3448

39

3118

3141

3186

3244

3301

3369

3403

3483

40

3153

3176

3222

3279

3336

3405

3439

3519

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012-13

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

0

1826

1850

1897

1958

2018

2090

2125

2209

1

1863

1887

1934

1995

2055

2127

2162

2246

2

1900

1924

1971

2032

2092

2164

2199

2283

3

1937

1961

2008

2069

2129

2201

2237

2320

4

1974

1998

2046

2106

2166

2238

2274

2358

5

2011

2035

2083

2143

2203

2275

2311

2395

6

2048

2072

2121

2180

2240

2312

2348

2432

7

2086

2109

2158

2217

2277

2349

2385

2469

8

2123

2146

2195

2254

2314

2386

2422

2506

9

2160

2183

2232

2292

2351

2423

2459

2543

10

2197

2221

2269

2329

2388

2461

2497

2580

11

2234

2259

2306

2366

2425

2498

2534

2617

12

2271

2296

2343

2403

2463

2535

2571

2654

13

2308

2333

2380

2440

2500

2572

2608

2691

14

2345

2370

2417

2477

2538

2609

2645

2729

15

2382

2407

2454

2514

2575

2646

2682

2766

16

2419

2444

2491

2551

2612

2683

2719

2804

17

2456

2481

2529

2588

2649

2720

2756

2841

18

2494

2518

2566

2625

2686

2757

2793

2878

19

2532

2555

2603

2663

2723

2795

2830

2915

20

2569

2592

2641

2701

2760

2832

2867

2952

21

2606

2629

2678

2738

2797

2869

2904

2989

22

2643

2667

2715

2775

2834

2907

2943

3026

23

2680

2704

2752

2812

2872

2944

2980

3063

24

2717

2741

2789

2849

2909

2981

3017

3100

25

2754

2778

2826

2886

2946

3018

3054

3137

26

2791

2815

2863

2923

2983

3055

3091

3174

27

2828

2852

2900

2960

3020

3092

3128

3211

28

2865

2889

2937

2997

3057

3129

3165

3249

29

2902

2926

2975

3034

3094

3166

3202

3286

30

2940

2964

3012

3071

3131

3203

3239

3324

31

2977

3001

3049

3108

3168

3240

3276

3361

32

3014

3038

3086

3146

3205

3277

3313

3398

33

3051

3075

3123

3183

3243

3314

3351

3435

34

3089

3113

3160

3221

3280

3352

3388

3472

35

3126

3150

3197

3258

3318

3390

3425

3509

36

3163

3187

3234

3295

3355

3427

3462

3546

37

3200

3224

3271

3332

3392

3464

3500

3583

38

3237

3261

3308

3369

3429

3501

3537

3620

39

3274

3298

3346

3406

3466

3538

3574

3657

40

3311

3335

3383

3443

3503

3575

3611

3695

 

 

 

STATE MINIMUM PAY SCALE PAY GRADE II

 

CLASS TITLE            PAY GRADE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Autism Mentor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E

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

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

Bus Operator II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E

Bus Operator III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .F

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. . . . . . . . . . . EHeating and Air Conditioning Mechanic II. . . . . . . . . . .G

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

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

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

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F

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 o’clock p.m. and five o’clock 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.

§18A-4-8b. Seniority rights for school service personnel.

    (a) A county board shall make decisions affecting promotions and the filling of any service personnel positions of employment or jobs occurring throughout the school year that are to be performed by service personnel as provided in section eight of this article, on the basis of seniority, qualifications and evaluation of past service.

    (b) Qualifications means the applicant holds a classification title in his or her category of employment as provided in this section and is given first opportunity for promotion and filling vacancies. Other employees then shall be considered and shall qualify by meeting the definition of the job title that relates to the promotion or vacancy, as defined in section eight of this article. If requested by the employee, the county board shall show valid cause why a service person with the most seniority is not promoted or employed in the position for which he or she applies. Qualified applicants shall be considered in the following order:

    (1) Regularly employed service personnel who hold a classification title within the classification category of the vacancy;

    (2) Service personnel who have held a classification title within the classification category of the vacancy whose employment has been discontinued in accordance with this section;

    (3) Regularly employed service personnel who do not hold a classification title within the classification category of vacancy;

    (4) Service personnel who have not held a classification title within the classification category of the vacancy and whose employment has been discontinued in accordance with this section;

    (5) Substitute service personnel who hold a classification title within the classification category of the vacancy;

    (6) Substitute service personnel who do not hold a classification title within the classification category of the vacancy; and

    (7) New service personnel.

    (c) The county board may not prohibit a service person from retaining or continuing his or her employment in any positions or jobs held prior to before the effective date of this section and thereafter.

    (d) A promotion means any change in employment that the service person considers to improve his or her working circumstance within the classification category of employment.

    (1) A promotion includes a transfer to another classification category or place of employment if the position is not filled by an employee who holds a title within that classification category of employment.

    (2) Each class title listed in section eight of this article is considered a separate classification category of employment for service personnel, except for those class titles having Roman numeral designations, which are considered a single classification of employment:

    (A) The cafeteria manager class title is included in the same classification category as cooks;

    (B) The executive secretary class title is included in the same classification category as secretaries;

    (C) Paraprofessional, autism mentor and braille or sign language specialist class titles are included in the same classification category as aides; and

    (D) The mechanic assistant and chief mechanic class titles are included in the same classification category as mechanics.

    (3) The assignment of an aide to a particular position within a school is based on seniority within the aide classification category if the aide is qualified for the position.

    (4) Assignment of a custodian to work shifts in a school or work site is based on seniority within the custodian classification category.

    (e) For purposes of determining seniority under this section a service person’s seniority begins on the date that he or she enters into the assigned duties.

    (f) Extra-duty assignments. -–

    (1) For the purpose of this section, "extra-duty assignment” means an irregular job that occurs periodically or occasionally such as, but not limited to, field trips, athletic events, proms, banquets and band festival trips.

    (2) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, decisions affecting service personnel with respect to extra-duty assignments are made in the following manner:

    (A) A service person with the greatest length of service time in a particular category of employment is given priority in accepting extra duty assignments, followed by other fellow employees on a rotating basis according to the length of their service time until all employees have had an opportunity to perform similar assignments. The cycle then is repeated.

    (B) An alternative procedure for making extra-duty assignments within a particular classification category of employment may be used if the alternative procedure is approved both by the county board and by an affirmative vote of two thirds of the employees within that classification category of employment.

    (g) County boards shall post and date notices of all job vacancies of existing or newly created positions in conspicuous places for all school service personnel to observe for at least five working days.

    (1) Posting locations include any website maintained by or available for the use of the county board.

    (2) Notice of a job vacancy shall include the job description, the period of employment, the amount of pay and any benefits and other information that is helpful to prospective applicants to understand the particulars of the job. Job postings for vacancies made pursuant to this section shall be written to ensure that the largest possible pool of qualified applicants may apply. Job postings may not require criteria which are not necessary for the successful performance of the job and may not be written with the intent to favor a specific applicant.

    (3) After the five-day minimum posting period, all vacancies shall be filled within twenty working days from the posting date notice of any job vacancies of existing or newly created positions.

    (4) The county board shall notify any person who has applied for a job posted pursuant to this section of the status of his or her application as soon as possible after the county board makes a hiring decision regarding the posted position.

    (h) All decisions by county boards concerning reduction in work force of service personnel shall be made on the basis of seniority, as provided in this section.

    (i) The seniority of a service person is determined on the basis of the length of time the employee has been employed by the county board within a particular job classification: Provided, That a service personnel who transfers from one job classification to another job classification shall retain the amount of seniority the service personnel held at the time of transfer for the purposes of bidding on a job in the previously held job classification and any reduction in force. For the purpose of establishing seniority for a preferred recall list as provided in this section, a service person who has been employed in one or more classifications retains the seniority accrued in each previous classification.

     (j) If a county board is required to reduce the number of service personnel within a particular job classification, the following conditions apply:

    (1) The employee with the least amount of seniority within that classification or grades of classification is properly released and employed in a different grade of that classification if there is a job vacancy: Provided, That a service personnel who transfers from one job classification to another job classification shall retain the amount of seniority the service personnel held at the time of transfer for the purposes of bidding on a job in the previously held job classification and any reduction in force.

    (2) If there is no job vacancy for employment within that classification or grades of classification, the service person is employed in any other job classification which he or she previously held with the county board if there is a vacancy and retains any seniority accrued in the job classification or grade of classification.

    (k) After a reduction in force or transfer is approved, but prior to August 1, a county board in its sole and exclusive judgment may determine that the reason for any particular reduction in force or transfer no longer exists.

    (1) If the board makes this determination, it shall rescind the reduction in force or transfer and notify the affected employee in writing of the right to be restored to his or her former position of employment.

    (2) The affected employee shall notify the county board of his or her intent to return to the former position of employment within five days of being notified or lose the right to be restored to the former position.

    (3) The county board may not rescind the reduction in force of an employee until all service personnel with more seniority in the classification category on the preferred recall list have been offered the opportunity for recall to regular employment as provided in this section.

    (4) If there are insufficient vacant positions to permit reemployment of all more senior employees on the preferred recall list within the classification category of the service person who was subject to reduction in force, the position of the released service person shall be posted and filled in accordance with this section.

    (l) If two or more service persons accumulate identical seniority, the priority is determined by a random selection system established by the employees and approved by the county board.

    (m) All service personnel whose seniority with the county board is insufficient to allow their retention by the county board during a reduction in work force are placed upon a preferred recall list and shall be recalled to employment by the county board on the basis of seniority.

    (n) A service person placed upon the preferred recall list shall be recalled to any position openings by the county board within the classification(s) where he or she had previously been employed, to any lateral position for which the service person is qualified or to a lateral area for which a service person has certification and/or licensure.

    (o) A service person on the preferred recall list does not forfeit the right to recall by the county board if compelling reasons require him or her to refuse an offer of reemployment by the county board.

    (p) The county board shall notify all service personnel on the preferred recall list of all position openings that exist from time to time. The notice shall be sent by certified mail to the last known address of the service person. Each service person shall notify the county board of any change of address.

    (q) No position openings may be filled by the county board, whether temporary or permanent, until all service personnel on the preferred recall list have been properly notified of existing vacancies and have been given an opportunity to accept reemployment.

    (r) A service person released from employment for lack of need as provided in sections six and eight-a, article two of this chapter is accorded preferred recall status on July 1 of the succeeding school year if he or she has not been reemployed as a regular employee.

    (s) A 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.

    (1) A service person denied promotion or employment in violation of this section shall be awarded the job, pay and any applicable benefits retroactively to the date of the violation and shall be paid entirely from local funds.

    (2) The county board is liable to any party prevailing against the board for any court reporter costs including copies of transcripts.



    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase service personnel salaries by five percent for each of the next three years and to rectify inequities in the salary schedule and pay grades for service personnel by upgrading the pay grade of cooks and custodians and adding pay grades to the bus operator classification. The bill also clarifies when aides should be considered supervisory employees for purposes of receiving pay at a higher pay grade and provides that classroom aides in kindergarten classrooms which have more pupils than the maximum pupil/teacher ratio receive additional compensation as to professional personnel in said classrooms and to allow service personnel to retain their seniority for purposes of reduction in force when they move from one classification to another.


    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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