H. B. 4222
(By Delegate Compton)
[Introduced February 2, 1998; referred to the
Education then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section eighteen-a, article five,
chapter eighteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand
nine hundred thirty-one, as amended; to amend and reenact
sections eight and eight-a, article four, chapter eighteen-a
of said code; and to amend and reenact section eight,
article five of said chapter, all relating to increasing
compensation of school service personnel; upgrading pay
grades of certain aides, bus operators, cooks and
custodians; supplementing the pay of certain maintenance
personnel; changing the term "aide" to "assistant";
creating two new job titles; providing that secretaries who
gain six hours of college credit be paid at the next highest
pay grade; providing additional payment to classroom
assistants in prekindergarten or kindergarten classes in certain circumstances; establishing pupil-teacher ratio of
twenty-to-one in prekindergarten classes; and designating
bus assistants be classified as supervisory aides.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section eighteen-a, article five, chapter eighteen of
the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one,
as amended, be amended and reenacted; that sections eight and
eight-a, article four, chapter eighteen-a; and that section
eight, article five of said chapter 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
one thousand nine hundred eighty-three--eighty-four, 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 do not have more than twenty-five
pupils for each teacher of the grade or grades and shall do 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 therefor by a county board.
County boards shall provide by the school year one thousand
nine hundred eighty-four--eighty-five, 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 do not have more
than twenty-five pupils for each teacher of the grade or grades.
Beginning with the school year one thousand nine hundred
eighty-six--eighty-seven, and thereafter, no county
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 the county as of the first
day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-three:
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
During the school year one thousand nine hundred eighty- four--eighty-five, and thereafter, the state superintendent is
authorized, consistent with sound education 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
the superintendent except classrooms having more than three
pupils above the pupil-teacher ratio as set forth in this
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 schoolwide
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 assistant assigned to
a prekindergarten or kindergarten classroom wherein there are
more than twenty pupils shall also be paid additional
compensation based upon the affected assistants' daily rate 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 the first
day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four, a teacher in
grades one, two or three or classrooms having two or more such
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 the first day of
July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-five, such teacher shall
the teacher 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 the
first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-six, 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 the information to the legislative
oversight commission on education accountability before the first
day of January 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;
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.
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.
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
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.
Should an employee whose regular work week is scheduled from
Monday through Friday agree 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 such day.
aides assistants, 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 assistants may not
be regarded as working an interrupted schedule.
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
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.
The column heads of the state minimum pay scale and class
titles, set forth in section eight-a of this article, are defined
"Pay grade" means the monthly salary applicable to class titles of service personnel.
"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 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 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.
"Class title" means the name of the position or job held by
"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.
"Accountant II" means personnel employed to maintain
accounting records and to be responsible for the accounting
process associated with billing, budgets, purchasing and related
"Accountant III" means personnel who are employed in the
county board office to manage and supervise accounts payable
and/or payroll procedures.
Aide Assistant I" means those personnel selected and trained for teacher-aide teacher-assistant classifications such
as monitor aide assistant, clerical aide assistant, classroom
aide assistant or general aide assistant.
Aide Assistant II" means those personnel referred to in
the " Aide Assistant 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 Assistant II
class title may be employed as an aide assistant in any special
Aide Assistant III" means those personnel referred to in
the " Aide Assistant 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.
Aide Assistant IV" means personnel referred to in the
" Aide Assistant 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.
"Audiovisual technician" means personnel employed to perform
minor maintenance on audiovisual equipment, films, supplies and
the filling of requests for equipment.
"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
"Autism mentor" means personnel who work with autistic
students and who meet standards and experience to be determined
by the state board: Provided, That the state board shall
determine these standards and experience on or before the first
day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-two: Provided,
however, That if any employee has held or holds an aide or
assistant title and becomes employed as an autism mentor, the
employee shall hold a multiclassification status that includes
aide or assistant and autism mentor titles, in accordance with
section eight-b of this article.
"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 or assistant title and becomes employed as a braille or
sign language specialist, the employee shall hold a
multiclassification status that includes aide or assistant and
braille or sign language specialist title in accordance with
section eight-b of this article.
"Bus operator I" means personnel employed to operate school
buses and other school transportation vehicles as provided by the
"Bus operator II" 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" for ten years.
"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.
"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.
"Cabinetmaker" means personnel employed to construct cabinets, tables, bookcases and other furniture.
"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
"Carpenter I" means personnel classified as a carpenter's
"Carpenter II" means personnel classified as a journeyman
"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.
"Clerk I" means personnel employed to perform clerical
"Clerk II" means personnel employed to perform general
clerical tasks, prepare reports and tabulations and operate
"Computer operator" means qualified personnel employed to
"Cook I" means personnel employed as a cook's helper.
"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.
"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
"Crew leader" means personnel employed to organize the work
for a crew of maintenance employees to carry out assigned
"Custodian I" means personnel employed to keep buildings
clean and free of refuse.
"Custodian II" means personnel employed as a watchman or
"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.
"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.
"Director or coordinator of services" means personnel who are assigned to direct a department or division. Nothing herein
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": Provided, That funding for professional personnel
in positions classified as directors or coordinators of services
who were assigned prior to the first day of May, one thousand
nine hundred ninety-four, may not be required to be redirected
from service personnel categories as a result of this provision
until the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety- six. Thereafter, 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
"Draftsman" means personnel employed to plan, design and
produce detailed architectural/engineering drawings.
"Electrician I" means personnel employed as an apprentice electrician helper or who holds an electrician helper license
issued by the state fire marshall.
"Electrician II" means personnel employed as an electrician
journeyman or who holds a journeyman electrician license issued
by the state fire marshall.
"Electronic technician I" means personnel employed at the
apprentice level to repair and maintain electronic equipment.
"Electronic technician II" means personnel employed at the
journeyman level to repair and maintain electronic equipment.
"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
"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
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.
"Foreman" means skilled persons employed for supervision of
personnel who work in the areas of repair and maintenance of school property and equipment.
"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.
"Glazier" means personnel employed to replace glass or other
materials in windows and doors and to do minor carpentry tasks.
"Graphic artist" means personnel employed to prepare graphic
"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.
"Handyman" means personnel employed to perform routine
manual tasks in any operation of the county school system.
"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
"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
"Heavy equipment operator" means personnel employed to
operate heavy equipment.
"Inventory supervisor" means personnel who are employed to
supervise or maintain operations in the receipt, storage,
inventory and issuance of materials and supplies.
"Key punch operator" means qualified personnel employed to
operate key punch machines or verifying machines.
"Locksmith" means personnel employed to repair and maintain
locks and safes.
"Lubrication man" means personnel employed to lubricate and
service gasoline or diesel-powered equipment of a county school
"Machinist" means personnel employed to perform machinist
tasks which include the ability to operate a lathe, planer,
shaper, threading machine and wheel press.
Such The personnel
should also have ability to work from blueprints and drawings.
"Mail clerk" means personnel employed to receive, sort,
dispatch, deliver or otherwise handle letters, parcels and other
"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.
"Mason" means personnel employed to perform tasks connected with brick and block laying and carpentry tasks related to such
"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.
"Mechanic assistant" means personnel employed as a mechanic
apprentice and helper.
"Multiclassification" means personnel employed to perform
tasks that involve the combination of two or more class titles in
this section. In such instances the minimum salary scale
be is the higher pay grade of the class titles involved.
"Office equipment repairman I" means personnel employed as
an office equipment repairman apprentice or helper.
"Office equipment repairman II" means personnel responsible
for servicing and repairing all office machines and equipment.
shall be are responsible for parts being purchased
necessary for the proper operation of a program of continuous
maintenance and repair.
"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.
"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 or
assistant title and becomes employed as a paraprofessional, the
employee shall hold a multiclassification status that includes
aide or assistant and paraprofessional titles in accordance with
section eight-b of this article: Provided further, That once an
employee who holds an aide or assistant title becomes certified
as a paraprofessional and is required to perform duties that may
not be performed by an aide or assistant without paraprofessional
certification, he or she shall receive the paraprofessional title
"Plumber I" means personnel employed as an apprentice
plumber and helper.
"Plumber II" means personnel employed as a journeyman
"Printing operator" means personnel employed to operate
duplication equipment, and as required, to cut, collate, staple,
bind and shelve materials.
"Printing supervisor" means personnel employed to supervise
the operation of a print shop.
"Programmer" means personnel employed to design and prepare
programs for computer operation.
"Roofing/sheet metal mechanic" means personnel employed to
install, repair, fabricate and maintain roofs, gutters, flashing
and duct work for heating and ventilation.
"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
"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.
"Secretary I" means personnel employed to transcribe from
notes or mechanical equipment, receive callers, perform clerical
tasks, prepare reports and operate office machines.
"Secretary II" means personnel employed in any elementary,
secondary, kindergarten, nursery, special education, vocational
or any other school as a secretary or personnel employed as a
Secretary I who holds six hours of college credit. 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
herein that would prevent the prevents employees from holding or
being elevated to a higher classification.
"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" herein for eight
years or any personnel employed as a Secretary II who holds six
hours of college credit.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Truck driver" means personnel employed to operate light or
heavy duty gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles.
"Warehouse clerk" means personnel employed to be responsible
for receiving, storing, packing and shipping goods.
"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
"Welder" means personnel employed to provide acetylene or
electric welding services for a school system.
In any provision of this code where public school employees
are referred to by the job title "aide" it has the same meaning
as "assistant," as defined in this section.
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.
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.
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 is
hereby authorized to 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
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.
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.
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
§18A-4-8a. Service personnel minimum monthly salaries.
STATE MINIMUM PAY SCALE PAY GRADE I
ment AB C D E F
0 1,040.00 1,060.00 1,100.00 1,150.00 1,200.00 1,260.00
1 1,066.00 1,086.00 1,126.00 1,176.00 1,226.00 1,286.00
2 1,092.00 1,112.00 1,152.00 1,202.00 1,252.00 1,312.00
3 1,118.00 1,138.00 1,178.00 1,228.00 1,278.00 1,338.00
4 1,144.00 1,164.00 1,204.00 1,254.00 1,304.00 1,364.00
5 1,170.00 1,190.00 1,230.00 1,280.00 1,330.00 1,390.00
6 1,196.00 1,216.00 1,256.00 1,306.00 1,356.00 1,416.00
7 1,222.00 1,242.00 1,282.00 1,332.00 1,382.00 1,442.00
8 1,248.00 1,268.00 1,308.00 1,358.00 1,408.00 1,468.00
9 1,274.00 1,294.00 1,334.00 1,384.00 1,434.00 1,494.00
10 1,300.00 1,320.00 1,360.00 1,410.00 1,460.00 1,520.00
11 1,326.00 1,346.00 1,386.00 1,436.00 1,486.00 1,546.00
12 1,352.00 1,372.00 1,412.00 1,462.00 1,512.00 1,572.00
13 1,378.00 1,398.00 1,438.00 1,488.00 1,538.00 1,598.00
14 1,404.00 1,424.00 1,464.00 1,514.00 1,564.00 1,624.00
15 1,430.00 1,450.00 1,490.00 1,540.00 1,590.00 1,650.00
16 1,456.00 1,476.00 1,516.00 1,566.00 1,616.00 1,676.00
17 1,482.00 1,502.00 1,542.00 1,592.00 1,642.00 1,702.00
18 1,508.00 1,528.00 1,568.00 1,618.00 1,668.00 1,728.00
19 1,534.00 1,554.00 1,594.00 1,644.00 1,694.00 1,754.00
20 1,560.00 1,580.00 1,620.00 1,670.00 1,720.00 1,780.00
21 1,586.00 1,606.00 1,646.00 1,696.00 1,746.00 1,806.00
22 1,612.00 1,632.00 1,672.00 1,722.00 1,772.00 1,832.00
23 1,638.00 1,658.00 1,698.00 1,748.00 1,798.00 1,858.00
24 1,664.00 1,684.00 1,724.00 1,774.00 1,824.00 1,884.00
25 1,690.00 1,710.00 1,750.00 1,800.00 1,850.00 1,910.00
26 1,716.00 1,736.00 1,776.00 1,826.00 1,876.00 1,936.00
27 1,742.00 1,762.00 1,802.00 1,852.00 1,902.00 1,962.00
28 1,768.00 1,788.00 1,828.00 1,878.00 1,928.00 1,988.00
29 1,794.00 1,814.00 1,854.00 1,904.00 1,954.00 2,014.00
30 1,820.00 1,840.00 1,880.00 1,930.00 1,980.00 2,040.00
ment G H
0 1,290.00 1,360.00
1 1,316.00 1,386.00
2 1,342.00 1,412.00
3 1,368.00 1,438.00
4 1,394.00 1,464.00
5 1,420.00 1,490.00
6 1,446.00 1,516.00
7 1,472.00 1,542.00
8 1,498.00 1,568.00
9 1,524.00 1,594.00
10 1,550.00 1,620.00
11 1,576.00 1,646.00
12 1,602.00 1,672.00
13 1,628.00 1,698.00
14 1,654.00 1,724.00
15 1,680.00 1,750.00
16 1,706.00 1,776.00
17 1,732.00 1,802.00
18 1,758.00 1,828.00
19 1,784.00 1,854.00
20 1,810.00 1,880.00
21 1,836.00 1,906.00
22 1,862.00 1,932.00
23 1,888.00 1,958.00
24 1,914.00 1,984.00
25 1,940.00 2,010.00
26 1,966.00 2,036.00
27 1,992.00 2,062.00
28 2,018.00 2,088.00
29 2,044.00 2,114.00
30 2,070.00 2,140.00
STATE MINIMUM PAY SCALE PAY GRADE II
STATE MINIMUM PAY SCALE PAY GRADE III
STATE MINIMUM PAY SCALE PAY CHART IV
CLASS TITLEPAY GRADE
Accountant I D
Accountant II E
Accountant III F
Aide Assistant I A
Aide Assistant II B
Aide Assistant III C
Aide Assistant IV D
Audiovisual Technician C
Autism Mentor E
Braille or Sign Language Specialist E
Bus Operator ID
Bus Operator IIE
Bus Operator IIIF
Carpenter I E
Carpenter II F
Chief Mechanic G
Clerk I B
Clerk II C
Computer Operator E
Crew Leader F
Director or Coordinator of Services H
Electrician I F
Electrician II G
Electronic Technician I F
Electronic Technician II G
Executive Secretary G
Food Services Supervisor G
General Maintenance C
Graphic Artist D
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
Lubrication Man C
Mail Clerk D
Maintenance Clerk C
Mechanic Assistant E
Office Equipment Repairman I F
Office Equipment Repairman II G
Plumber I E
Plumber II G
Printing Operator B
Printing Supervisor D
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
(1) The minimum monthly pay for each service employee whose
employment is for a period of more than three and one-half hours
shall be is at least the amounts indicated in the "state
minimum pay scale pay grade" "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 is at least one-half the amount indicated in the
"state minimum pay scale pay grade" "state minimum pay scale pay
grade I" set forth in this section.
(2) Between the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred
ninety-nine and the thirtieth day of June, two thousand,
inclusive, the minimum monthly pay for each service employee
whose employment is for a period of more than three and one-half
hours a day is at least the amounts indicated in the "state
minimum pay scale pay grade II" as set forth in this section, 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 is at least one-half the amount indicated in the "state
minimum pay scale pay grade II";
(3) On and after the first day of July, two thousand, the
minimum monthly pay for each service employee whose employment is
for a period of more than three and one-half hours a day is at
least the amounts indicated in the "state minimum pay scale pay
grade III" as set forth in this section, 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 is at least one-half the
amount indicated in the "state minimum pay scale pay grade III".
(2) (4) An additional ten dollars per month shall be added
to the minimum monthly pay of each service employee who holds a
high school diploma or its equivalent.
(3) (5) An additional ten dollars per month shall also be
added to the minimum monthly pay of each service employee who
holds twelve college hours or comparable credit obtained in a
trade or vocational school as approved by the state board.
(6) An additional fifty dollars per month also shall be
added to the minimum monthly pay of each service employee engaged
in the building or maintenance of public school facilities who
has obtained a special certification or licensure required by
their job duties.
(4) (7) When any part of a school service employee's daily
shift of work is performed between the hours of six o'clock p.m.
and five o'clock a.m. the following day, the employee shall be paid no less than an additional ten dollars per month and one
half of the pay shall be paid with local funds.
(5) (8) Any service employee required to work on any legal
school holiday shall be paid at a rate one and one-half times
the employee's usual hourly rate.
(6) (9) Any full-time service personnel required to work in
excess of their normal working day during any week which contains
a school holiday for which they are paid shall be paid for the
additional hours or fraction of the additional hours at a rate of
one and one-half times their usual hourly rate and paid entirely
from county board funds.
(7) (10) No service employee may have his or her daily work
schedule changed during the school year without the employee's
written consent, and the employee's required daily work hours may
not be changed to prevent the payment of time and one-half wages
or the employment of another employee.
(8) (11) The minimum hourly rate of pay for extra duty
assignments as defined in section eight-b of this article shall
be no less than one-seventh of the employee's daily total salary
for each hour the employee is involved in performing the
assignment and paid entirely from local funds: Provided, That an
alternative minimum hourly rate of pay for performing extra duty
assignments within a particular category of employment may be utilized if the alternate hourly rate of pay is approved both by
the county board and by the affirmative vote of a two-thirds
majority of the regular full-time employees within that
classification category of employment within that county:
Provided, however, That the vote shall be is by secret ballot if
so requested by a service personnel employee within that
classification category within that county. The salary for any
fraction of an hour the employee is involved in performing the
assignment shall be prorated accordingly. When performing extra
duty assignments, employees who are regularly employed on a one- half day salary basis shall receive the same hourly extra duty
assignment pay computed as though the employee were employed on
a full-day salary basis.
(9) (12) The minimum pay for any service personnel employees
engaged in the removal of asbestos material or related duties
required for asbestos removal shall be their regular total daily
rate of pay and no less than an additional three dollars per hour
or no less than five dollars per hour for service personnel
supervising asbestos removal responsibilities for each hour these
employees are involved in asbestos related duties. Related
duties required for asbestos removal include, but are not limited
to, travel, preparation of the work site, removal of asbestos,
decontamination of the work site, placing and removal of equipment and removal of structures from the site. If any member
of an asbestos crew is engaged in asbestos related duties outside
of the employee's regular employment county, the daily rate of
pay shall be no less than the minimum amount as established in
the employees' regular employment county for asbestos removal and
an additional thirty dollars per each day the employee is engaged
in asbestos removal and related duties. The additional pay for
asbestos removal and related duties shall be payable entirely
from county funds. Before service personnel employees may be
utilized in the removal of asbestos material or related duties,
they shall have completed a federal federally-approved
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
(10) (13) For the purpose of qualifying for additional pay
as provided in section eight, article five of this chapter, an
aide assistant shall be considered to be exercising the authority
of a supervisory aide assistant and control over pupils if the
aide assistant is required to supervise, control, direct,
monitor, escort or render service to a child or children when not
under the direct supervision of certificated professional
personnel within the classroom, library, hallway, lunchroom, gymnasium, school building, school grounds or wherever such
supervision is required or whenever the assistant is assigned as
a bus assistant. For purposes of this section, "under the direct
supervision of certificated professional personnel" means that
certificated professional personnel is present and accompanying
ARTICLE 5. AUTHORITY; RIGHTS; RESPONSIBILITY.
§18A-5-8. Authority of certain assistants to exercise control
over pupils; compensation; transfers.
(a) Within the limitations provided herein, any
assistant who agrees to do so shall stand in the place of the
parent or guardian and shall exercise such authority and control
over pupils as is required of a teacher as defined and provided
in section one of this article. The principal shall designate
aides assistants in the school who agree to exercise that
authority on the basis of seniority as an aide assistant and
shall enumerate the instances in which the authority shall be is
exercised by an aide assistant when requested by the principal,
assistant principal or professional employee to whom the aide
assistant is assigned: Provided, That the authority does not
extend to suspending or expelling any pupil participating in the
administration of corporal punishment or performing instructional
duties as a teacher or substitute teacher.
aide assistant designated by the principal under this
subsection and any assistant assigned to be a bus assistant shall
receive a salary not less than one pay grade above the highest
pay grade held by the employee under section eight-a, article
four of this chapter, and any county salary schedule in excess of
the minimum requirements of this article.
aide assistant may not be required by the operation
of this section to perform noninstructional duties for an amount
of time which exceeds that required under the aide's assistant's
contract of employment or that required of other aides assistants
in the same school, unless the assignment of such duties
is mutually agreed upon by the aide assistant and the county
superintendent, or the superintendent's designated
representative, subject to board approval. The terms and
conditions of the agreement shall be in writing, signed by both
parties, and may include additional benefits. The agreement
shall be uniform as to aides assistants assigned similar duties
for similar amounts of time within the same school. Aides
Assistants shall have the option of agreeing to supervise
students and of renewing related assignments annually: Provided,
That should an aide assistant elect not to renew the previous
agreement to supervise students, the minimum salary of the aide
assistant shall revert to the pay grade specified in section eight-a, article four of this chapter for the classification
title held by the aide assistant and any county salary schedule
in excess of the minimum requirements of this article.
(c) For the purposes of this section,
aide shall mean and
include "assistant" means any aide assistant class title as
defined in section eight, article four of this chapter,
regardless of numeric classification.
aide assistant may transfer to another position of
employment one time only during any one-half of a school term,
unless otherwise mutually agreed upon by the aide assistant and
the county superintendent, or the superintendent's designee,
subject to board approval: Provided, That during the first year
of employment as an aide assistant, an aide assistant may not
transfer to another position of employment during the first
one-half school term of employment, unless mutually agreed upon
by the aide assistant and county superintendent, subject to board
(e) Regular service personnel employed in a category of
employment other than
aide assistant who seek employment as an
aide assistant shall hold a high school diploma or shall have
received a general educational development certificate and shall
have the opportunity to receive appropriate training pursuant to
subsection (10), section thirteen, article five, chapter eighteen of this code and section two, article twenty of said chapter.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to add two salary minimum
pay scale grades for school service personnel to the existing
salary minimum pay scale grade for school service personnel and
to designate the pay scales as grades I, II, and III. The bill
provides for pay increases for service personnel. The bill
changes the title of "aide" to "assistant." The bill provides
a $50 per month supplement for maintenance employees who obtain
special certification or licensure to perform their jobs. In
addition, the bill clarifies when aides should be considered
supervisory employees for purposes of receiving pay at a higher
pay grade; allows secretaries to move up one job classification
upon receipt of six hours of college credits; and provides that
classroom aides or assistants in kindergarten classrooms having
more pupils than the maximum pupil/teacher ratio receive
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.