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Senate Bill No. 276

(By Senators Cann and Beach)

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[Introduced January 8, 2014; referred to the Committee on Education; and then to the Finance.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §18A-4-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing salary increases for mathematics and science teachers in grades seven though twelve; providing a salary increase for reading specialists; and requiring those individuals to hold full state certification to teach those subjects.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

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

ARTICLE 4. SALARIES, WAGES AND OTHER BENEFITS.

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

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

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.

    (d) Five thousand dollars shall be paid annually to each classroom teacher who:

    (1) Holds full state certification to teach in the subject area of mathematics and teaches in this subject area in grades seven through twelve;

    (2) Holds full state certification to teach in the subject area of science and teaches in this subject area in grades seven through twelve; or

    (3) Holds full state certification as a reading specialist.

    (e) Payments pursuant to subsection (d) of this section are:

    (1) In addition to any amounts prescribed in the applicable state minimum salary schedule;

    (2) Paid in equal monthly installments; and

    (3) Considered a part of the state minimum salaries for teachers.


    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide an additional $5,000 in state minimum salary to fully certified math and science teachers who teach in these subjects in grades seven through twelve and to certified reading specialists.



    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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