Senate Bill No. 411
(By Senator Plymale, Minard, Mitchell, Bailey, Ross, Ball, Redd,
Deem, Unger, Fanning, Snyder and Minear)
[Introduced February 4, 2000; referred to the Committee
on Education; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section three, article four, chapter
eighteen-a of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to increased salary
increments paid to principals and assistant principals.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section three, article four, chapter eighteen-a of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 4. SALARIES, WAGES AND OTHER BENEFITS.
§18A-4-3. State minimum annual salary increments for principals
and assistant principals.
In addition to any salary increments for principals and assistant principals, in effect on the first day of January,
thousand nine hundred ninety-six two thousand, and paid from local
funds, and in addition to the county schedule in effect for
teachers, the county board shall pay each principal, a principal's
salary increment and each assistant principal an assistant
principal's salary increment as prescribed by this section
commencing on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred
ninety-six two thousand, from state funds appropriated for the
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 salary increment in this section for each principal shall
be determined by multiplying the basic salary for teachers in
accordance with the classification of certification and of training
of the principal as prescribed in this article, by the appropriate
percentage rate prescribed in this section according to the number
of teachers supervised.
STATE MINIMUM SALARY INCREMENT
RATES FOR PRINCIPALS
No. of Teachers
58 and up
The salary increment in this section for each assistant
principal shall be determined in the same manner as that for
principals, utilizing the number of teachers supervised by the
principal under whose direction the assistant principal works,
except that the percentage rate shall be fifty percent of the rate
prescribed for the principal.
Salaries for employment beyond the minimum employment term
shall be at the same daily rate as the salaries for the minimum
For the purpose of determining the number of teachers
supervised by a principal, the county board shall use data for the
second school month of the prior school term and the number of
teachers shall be interpreted to mean the total number of
professional educators assigned to each school on a full-time
equivalency basis: Provided, That if there is a change in circumstances because of consolidation or catastrophe, the county
board shall determine what is a reasonable number of supervised
teachers in order to establish the appropriate increment percentage
No county may reduce local funds allocated for salary
increments for principals and assistant principals in effect on the
first day of January,
one thousand nine hundred ninety-six two
thousand, and used in supplementing the state minimum salaries as
provided for in this article, unless forced to do so by defeat of
a special levy, or a loss in assessed values or events over which
it has no control and for which the county board has received
approval from the state board prior to making the reduction.
Nothing in this section prevents a county board from
providing, in a uniform manner, salary increments greater than
those required by this section.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the state
minimum salary increment rates for principals.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would