Notwithstanding the provisions of section five of this article, any moneys appropriated and expended for equity that are in addition to such amounts as were expended for such purpose prior to the effective date of this section shall be apportioned between teachers and school service personnel in such proportion as necessary to align more closely teachers and school service personnel with their counterparts in the contiguous states: Provided, That an adequate amount of such funds shall be reserved to finance the appropriate foundation allowances and staffing incentives provided for in article nine-a of chapter eighteen.
The state board shall collect information annually from contiguous states for the purpose of making a thorough and comprehensive comparison of West Virginia school service personnel salaries to those in surrounding states, which shall be used as a guide to align more closely teachers and school service personnel with their counterparts in the contiguous states.
Acts, 2011 Reg. Sess., Ch. 154. Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session