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H. B. 4027

 

         (By Delegates M. Poling, Paxton, Doyle, Fragale,

                    Perry Sumner and Anderson)

         [Introduced January 12, 2012; referred to the

         Committee on Education then Finance.]

 

 

 

A BILL to amend and reenact §18A-4-2, §18A-4-5 and §18A-4-8a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to providing salary equity supplement payments to teachers and service personnel in order to achieve salary equity among the counties; specifying the amounts of those equity supplements; requiring the Department of Education to request additional funds if it determines the equity objective is not being met; clarifying the amount of equity supplement to be paid from state funds; and deleting obsolete provisions.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

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

ARTICLE 4. SALARIES, WAGES AND OTHER BENEFITS.

§18A-4-2. State minimum salaries for teachers.

    (a) Effective July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008, each teacher shall receive the amount prescribed in the 2007-08 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 July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2011, each teacher shall receive the amount prescribed in the 2008-09 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.

    (a) Beginning July 1, 2011, and continuing thereafter, each teacher shall receive the amount prescribed in the 2011-12 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.

2008-09 STATE MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

(11)

Years

Exp.

4th

Class

3rd

Class

2nd

Class

 

A.B.

+15

 

M.A.

+15

M.A.

+30

M.A.

+45

Doc-torate

A.B.

M.A.

0

25,651

26,311

26,575

27,827

28,588

30,355

31,116

31,877

32,638

33,673

1

25,979

26,639

26,903

28,345

29,106

30,874

31,635

32,395

33,156

34,191

2

26,308

26,967

27,231

28,864

29,625

31,392

32,153

32,914

33,675

34,710

3

26,636

27,295

27,559

29,383

30,143

31,911

32,672

33,432

34,193

35,228

4

27,208

27,867

28,131

30,145

30,906

32,674

33,435

34,195

34,956

35,991

5

27,536

28,195

28,459

30,664

31,425

33,192

33,953

34,714

35,475

36,510

6

27,864

28,523

28,787

31,182

31,943

33,711

34,472

35,232

35,993

37,028

7

28,192

28,852

29,115

31,701

32,462

34,229

34,990

35,751

36,512

37,547

8

28,520

29,180

29,444

32,219

32,980

34,748

35,509

36,269

37,030

38,065

9

28,848

29,508

29,772

32,738

33,499

35,266

36,027

36,788

37,549

38,584

10

29,177

29,836

30,100

33,258

34,018

35,786

36,547

37,308

38,068

39,103

11

29,505

30,164

30,428

33,776

34,537

36,305

37,065

37,826

38,587

39,622

12

29,833

30,492

30,756

34,295

35,055

36,823

37,584

38,345

39,105

40,140

13

30,161

30,820

31,084

34,813

35,574

37,342

38,102

38,863

39,624

40,659

14

30,489

31,148

31,412

35,332

36,092

37,860

38,621

39,382

40,142

41,177

15

30,817

31,476

31,740

35,850

36,611

38,379

39,139

39,900

40,661

41,696

16

31,145

31,804

32,068

36,369

37,129

38,897

39,658

40,419

41,179

42,214

17

31,473

32,133

32,396

36,887

37,648

39,416

40,177

40,937

41,698

42,733

18

31,801

32,461

32,725

37,406

38,167

39,934

40,695

41,456

42,217

43,252

19

32,129

32,789

33,053

37,924

38,685

40,453

41,214

41,974

42,735

43,770

20

32,457

33,117

33,381

38,443

39,204

40,971

41,732

42,493

43,254

44,289

21

32,786

33,445

33,709

38,961

39,722

41,490

42,251

43,011

43,772

44,807

22

33,114

33,773

34,037

39,480

40,241

42,008

42,769

43,530

44,291

45,326

23

33,442

34,101

34,365

39,999

40,759

42,527

43,288

44,048

44,809

45,844

24

33,770

34,429

34,693

40,517

41,278

43,046

43,806

44,567

45,328

46,363

25

34,098

34,757

35,021

41,036

41,796

43,564

44,325

45,086

45,846

46,881

26

34,426

35,085

35,349

41,554

42,315

44,083

44,843

45,604

46,365

47,400

27

34,754

35,413

35,677

42,073

42,833

44,601

45,362

46,123

46,883

47,918

28

35,082

35,742

36,005

42,591

43,352

45,120

45,880

46,641

47,402

48,437

29

35,410

36,070

36,334

43,110

43,870

45,638

46,399

47,160

47,920

48,955

30

35,738

36,398

36,662

43,628

44,389

46,157

46,917

47,678

48,439

49,474

31

36,067

36,726

36,990

44,147

44,908

46,675

47,436

48,197

48,957

49,992

32

36,395

37,054

37,318

44,665

45,426

47,194

47,955

48,715

49,476

50,511

33

36,723

37,382

37,646

45,184

45,945

47,712

48,473

49,234

49,995

51,030

34

37,051

37,710

37,974

45,702

46,463

48,231

48,992

49,752

50,513

51,548

35

37,379

38,038

38,302

46,221

46,982

48,749

49,510

50,271

51,032

52,067

2011-12 STATE MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

(11)

 Years

   4th

   3rd

   2nd

 

   A.B.

  

   M.A.

   M.A.

   M.A.

 Doc-

  Exp.

   Class

   Class

   Class

   A.B.

  +15

   M.A.

  +15

  +30

  +45

 torate

 0

26,917

 27,606

27,872

 29,315

30,076

 31,843

 32,604

33,365

 34,126

 35,161

 1

27,245

 27,934

28,200

 29,833

30,594

 32,362

 33,123

33,883

 34,644

 35,679

 2

27,574

 28,262

28,528

 30,352

31,113

 32,880

 33,641

34,402

 35,163

 36,198

 3

27,902

 28,590

28,856

 30,871

31,631

 33,399

 34,160

34,920

 35,681

 36,716

 4

28,474

 29,162

29,428

 31,633

32,394

 34,162

 34,923

35,683

 36,444

 37,479

 5

28,802

 29,490

29,756

 32,152

32,913

 34,680

 35,441

36,202

 36,963

 37,998

 6

29,130

 29,818

30,084

 32,670

33,431

 35,199

 35,960

36,720

 37,481

 38,516

 7

29,458

 30,147

30,412

 33,189

33,950

 35,717

 36,478

37,239

 38,000

 39,035

 8

29,786

 30,475

30,741

 33,707

34,468

 36,236

 36,997

37,757

 38,518

 39,553

 9

30,114

 30,803

31,069

 34,226

34,987

 36,754

 37,515

38,276

 39,037

 40,072

 10

30,443

 31,131

31,397

 34,746

35,506

 37,274

 38,035

38,796

 39,556

 40,591

 11

30,771

 31,459

31,725

 35,264

36,025

 37,793

 38,553

39,314

 40,075

 41,110

 12

31,099

 31,787

32,053

 35,783

36,543

 38,311

 39,072

39,833

 40,593

 41,628

 13

31,427

 32,115

32,381

 36,301

37,062

 38,830

 39,590

40,351

 41,112

 42,147

 14

31,755

 32,443

32,709

 36,820

37,580

 39,348

 40,109

40,870

 41,630

 42,665

 15

32,083

 32,771

33,037

 37,338

38,099

 39,867

 40,627

41,388

 42,149

 43,184

 16

32,411

 33,099

33,365

 37,857

38,617

 40,385

 41,146

41,907

 42,667

 43,702

 17

32,739

 33,428

33,693

 38,375

39,136

 40,904

 41,665

42,425

 43,186

 44,221

 18

33,067

 33,756

34,022

 38,894

39,655

 41,422

 42,183

42,944

 43,705

 44,740

 19

33,395

 34,084

34,350

 39,412

40,173

 41,941

 42,702

43,462

 44,223

 45,258

 20

33,723

 34,412

34,678

 39,931

40,692

 42,459

 43,220

43,981

 44,742

 45,777

 21

34,052

 34,740

35,006

 40,449

41,210

 42,978

 43,739

44,499

 45,260

 46,295

 22

34,380

 35,068

35,334

 40,968

41,729

 43,496

 44,257

45,018

 45,779

 46,814

 23

34,708

 35,396

35,662

 41,487

42,247

 44,015

 44,776

45,536

 46,297

 47,332

 24

35,036

 35,724

35,990

 42,005

42,766

 44,534

 45,294

46,055

 46,816

 47,851

 25

35,364

 36,052

36,318

 42,524

43,284

 45,052

 45,813

46,574

 47,334

 48,369

 26

35,692

 36,380

36,646

 43,042

43,803

 45,571

 46,331

47,092

 47,853

 48,888

 27

36,020

 36,708

36,974

 43,561

44,321

 46,089

 46,850

47,611

 48,371

 49,406

 28

36,348

 37,037

37,302

 44,079

44,840

 46,608

 47,368

48,129

 48,890

 49,925

 29

36,676

 37,365

37,631

 44,598

45,358

 47,126

 47,887

48,648

 49,408

 50,443

 30

37,004

 37,693

37,959

 45,116

45,877

 47,645

 48,405

49,166

 49,927

 50,962

 31

37,333

 38,021

38,287

 45,635

46,396

 48,163

 48,924

49,685

 50,445

 51,480

 32

37,661

 38,349

38,615

 46,153

46,914

 48,682

 49,443

50,203

 50,964

 51,999

 33

37,989

 38,677

38,943

 46,672

47,433

 49,200

 49,961

50,722

 51,483

 52,518

 34

38,317

 39,005

39,271

 47,190

47,951

 49,719

 50,480

51,240

 52,001

 53,036

 35

38,645

 39,333

39,599

 47,709

48,470

 50,237

 50,998

51,759

 52,520

 53,555

    (b) Six hundred dollars shall be paid annually to each classroom teacher who has at least twenty years of teaching experience. The payments: (i) Shall be in addition to any amounts prescribed in the applicable state minimum salary schedule; (ii) shall be paid in equal monthly installments; and (iii) shall be considered a part of the state minimum salaries for teachers.

    (c) To meet the objective of salary equity among the counties as set forth in section five of this article, each teacher shall be paid an equity supplement amount as applicable for his or her classification of certification or classification of training and years of experience as follows, subject to the provisions of that section:

    (1) For “4th Class” at zero years of experience, $1,781. An additional $38 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including thirty-five years of experience;

    (2) For “3rd Class” at zero years of experience, $1,796. An additional $67 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including thirty-five years of experience;

    (3) For “2nd Class” at zero years of experience, $1,877. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including thirty-five years of experience;

    (4) For “A.B.” at zero years of experience, $2,360. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including thirty-five years of experience; 

    (5) For “A.B. + 15” at zero years of experience, $2,452. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including thirty-five years of experience;

    (6) For “M.A.” at zero years of experience, $2,644. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including thirty-five years of experience;

    (7) For “M.A. + 15” at zero years of experience, $2,740. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including thirty-five years of experience;

    (8) For “M.A. + 30” at zero years of experience, $2,836. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including thirty-five years of experience;

    (9) For “M.A. + 45” at zero years of experience, $2,836. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including thirty-five years of experience; and

    (10) For “Doctorate” at zero years of experience, $2,927. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including thirty-five years of experience.

    These payments: (i) Shall be in addition to any amounts prescribed in the applicable State Minimum Salary Schedule, any specific additional amounts prescribed in this section and article and any county supplement in effect in a county pursuant to section five-a of this article; (ii) shall be paid in equal monthly installments; and (iii) shall be considered a part of the state minimum salaries for teachers.

.§18A-4-5. Salary equity among the counties; state salary   supplement.

    (a) For the purposes of this section, salary equity among the counties means that the salary potential of school employees employed by the various districts throughout the state does not differ by greater than ten percent between those offering the highest salaries and those offering the lowest salaries. In the case of professional educators, the difference shall be calculated utilizing the average of the professional educator salary schedules, degree classifications B.A. through doctorate and the years of experience provided for in the most recent state minimum salary schedule for teachers, in effect in the five counties offering the highest salary schedules compared to the lowest salary schedule in effect among the fifty-five counties. In the case of school service personnel, the difference shall be calculated utilizing the average of the school service personnel salary schedules, pay grades “A” through “H” and the years of experience provided for in the most recent state minimum pay scale pay grade for service personnel, in effect in the five counties offering the highest salary schedules compared to the lowest salary schedule in effect among the fifty-five counties. Effective July 1, 2013, for both professional educators and school service personnel, the differences shall be calculated as otherwise required by this subsection except that the ten counties offering the highest salary schedules shall be compared to the lowest salary schedule in effect among the fifty-five counties.

    (b) To assist the state in meeting its meet the objective of salary equity among the counties, as defined in subsection (a) of this section, on and after July 1, 1984, subject to available state appropriations and the conditions set forth herein, each teacher and school service personnel shall receive a supplemental an equity supplement amount as specified in sections two and eight-a, respectively, of this article in addition to the amount from the state minimum salary schedules provided for in this article those sections.

    (c) State funds for this purpose shall be paid within the West Virginia public school support plan in accordance with article nine-a, chapter eighteen of this code. The amount allocated for salary equity shall be apportioned between teachers and school service personnel in direct proportion to that amount necessary to support the professional salaries and service personnel salaries statewide under sections four, five and eight, article nine-a, chapter eighteen of this code. In the event the Department of Education determines that the objective of salary equity among the counties has not been met, it shall include in its budget request for the public school support plan for the next school year a request for funding sufficient to meet the objective of salary equity through an across-the-board increase in the equity supplement amount of the affected class of employees.

    (d) Pursuant to this section, each teacher and school service personnel shall receive from state funds the equity supplement amount indicated on the applicable State Equity Supplement Schedule or Pay Scale for 2010-11, maintained by the West Virginia Department of Education in subsection ©, section two and subsection (f), section eight-a of this article, as applicable, reduced by any amount provided by the county as a salary supplement for teachers and school service personnel on January 1, 1984. Provided, That effective July 1, 2011, the amounts indicated on the state Equity Supplement Pay Scale for service personnel is increased by $37 across-the-board.

    (e) The amount received pursuant to this section shall not be decreased as a result of any county supplement increase instituted after January 1, 1984: Provided, That any amount received pursuant to this section may be reduced proportionately based upon the amount of funds appropriated for this purpose. No county may reduce any salary supplement that was in effect on January 1, 1984, except as permitted by sections five-a and five-b of this article.

    (f) During its 2011 interim meetings, the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability shall conduct a study on whether a recommendation should be made to the Legislature for establishing the state Equity Supplement Schedule and the state Equity Supplement Pay Scale in statute.

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

    (a) The minimum monthly pay for each service employee shall be as follows:

    (1) Effective July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011, 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 2010-2011 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 2010-2011 State Minimum Pay Scale Pay Grade set forth in this subdivision.

    (1) Beginning July 1, 2011, and continuing thereafter, 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 2011-2012 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 2011-2012 State Minimum Pay Scale Pay Grade set forth in this section subdivision.

2010-2011 STATE MINIMUM PAY SCALE PAY GRADE

 Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Exp.

Pay Grade

 

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

2011-2012 STATE MINIMUM PAY SCALE PAY GRADE

Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exp.

Pay Grade

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

0

1,627

1,648

1,689

1,741

1,793

1,855

1,886

1,958

1

1,659

1,680

1,721

1,773

1,825

1,887

1,918

1,990

2

1,691

1,712

1,753

1,805

1,857

1,919

1,950

2,022

3

1,723

1,744

1,785

1,837

1,889

1,951

1,982

2,054

4

1,755

1,776

1,817

1,869

1,921

1,983

2,014

2,087

5

1,787

1,808

1,849

1,901

1,953

2,015

2,046

2,119

6

1,819

1,840

1,882

1,933

1,985

2,047

2,078

2,151

7

1,852

1,872

1,914

1,965

2,017

2,079

2,110

2,183

8

1,884

1,904

1,946

1,997

2,049

2,111

2,142

2,215

9

1,916

1,936

1,978

2,030

2,081

2,143

2,174

2,247

10

1,948

1,969

2,010

2,062

2,113

2,176

2,207

2,279

11

1,980

2,001

2,042

2,094

2,145

2,208

2,239

2,311

12

2,012

2,033

2,074

2,126

2,178

2,240

2,271

2,343

13

2,044

2,065

2,106

2,158

2,210

2,272

2,303

2,375

14

2,076

2,097

2,138

2,190

2,242

2,304

2,335

2,407

15

2,108

2,129

2,170

2,222

2,274

2,336

2,367

2,439

16

2,140

2,161

2,202

2,254

2,306

2,368

2,399

2,472

17

2,172

2,193

2,235

2,286

2,338

2,400

2,431

2,504

18

2,204

2,225

2,267

2,318

2,370

2,432

2,463

2,536

19

2,237

2,257

2,299

2,350

2,402

2,464

2,495

2,568

20

2,269

2,289

2,331

2,383

2,434

2,496

2,527

2,601

21

2,301

2,321

2,363

2,415

2,466

2,528

2,559

2,634

22

2,333

2,354

2,395

2,447

2,498

2,561

2,593

2,666

23

2,365

2,386

2,427

2,479

2,531

2,594

2,625

2,699

24

2,397

2,418

2,459

2,511

2,563

2,627

2,658

2,732

25

2,429

2,450

2,491

2,543

2,596

2,659

2,691

2,764

26

2,461

2,482

2,523

2,576

2,629

2,692

2,723

2,797

27

2,493

2,514

2,555

2,608

2,661

2,724

2,756

2,829

28

2,525

2,546

2,588

2,641

2,694

2,757

2,789

2,863

29

2,557

2,579

2,621

2,673

2,726

2,790

2,821

2,896

30

2,591

2,611

2,654

2,706

2,759

2,822

2,854

2,928

31

2,623

2,644

2,687

2,739

2,792

2,855

2,887

2,961

32

2,656

2,676

2,719

2,772

2,824

2,888

2,919

2,994

33

2,689

2,709

2,752

2,805

2,857

2,920

2,953

3,026

34

2,721

2,743

2,785

2,838

2,890

2,954

2,986

3,059

35

2,754

2,775

2,817

2,870

2,923

2,987

3,018

3,092

36

2,787

2,808

2,850

2,903

2,956

3,019

3,051

3,124

37

2,819

2,841

2,883

2,936

2,989

3,052

3,083

3,157

38

2,852

2,873

2,915

2,968

3,021

3,084

3,116

3,190

39

2,885

2,906

2,948

3,001

3,054

3,117

3,149

3,222

40

2,917

2,939

2,980

3,033

3,087

3,150

3,181

3,256


    (2) Each service employee shall receive the amount prescribed in the Minimum Pay Scale in accordance with the provisions of this subsection according to their class title and pay grade as set forth in this subdivision:

CLASS TITLE                                           PAY GRADE

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

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

Accountant 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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

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) To meet the objective of salary equity among the counties, each service employee shall be paid an equity supplement, as set forth in section five of this article, of $152 per month, subject to the provisions of that section. These payments: (i) Shall be in addition to any amounts prescribed in the applicable State Minimum Pay Scale Pay Grade, any specific additional amounts prescribed in this section and article and any county supplement in effect in a county pursuant to section five-b of this article; (ii) shall be paid in equal monthly installments; and (iii) shall be considered a part of the state minimum salaries for service personnel.

    (f) (g) 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) (h) 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) (i) 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) (j) 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) (k) 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) (l) 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) (m) 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 provide salary equity supplement payments to teachers and service personnel in order to achieve salary equity among the state’s counties. The bill specifies the amounts of those equity supplements. The bill deletes obsolete provisions. The bill requires the Department of Education to request funds to meet the equity objective if it determines the objective is not being met. The bill clarifies the amount of equity supplement to be paid from state funds.


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



    This bill was recommended for introduction and passage during the Regular Session of the Legislature by the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability.

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