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Senate Bill No. 573

(By Senators Tomblin, Mr. President, and Caruth,

By Request of the Executive)

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[Passed March 8, 2008; to take effect July 1, 2008.]

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AN ACT to amend and reenact §18A-4-2, §18A-4-3 and §18A-4-8a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to school personnel salary increases; increasing minimum salaries of public school teachers; increasing salary increment for principals and assistant principals; and increasing minimum salaries of school service personnel.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18A-4-2, §18A-4-3 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 the first day of July, two thousand seven, through the thirtieth day of June, two thousand eight, 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 the first day of July, two thousand eight, and thereafter, 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.

2007-08 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 24,051 24,711 24,975 26,227 26,988 28,755 29,516 30,277 31,038 32,073
1 24,379 25,039 25,303 26,745 27,506 29,274 30,035 30,795 31,556 32,591
2 24,708 25,367 25,631 27,264 28,025 29,792 30,553 31,314 32,075 33,110
3 25,036 25,695 25,959 27,783 28,543 30,311 31,072 31,832 32,593 33,628
4 25,608 26,267 26,531 28,545 29,306 31,074 31,835 32,595 33,356 34,391
5 25,936 26,595 26,859 29,064 29,825 31,592 32,353 33,114 33,875 34,910
6 26,264 26,923 27,187 29,582 30,343 32,111 32,872 33,632 34,393 35,428
7 26,592 27,252 27,515 30,101 30,862 32,629 33,390 34,151 34,912 35,947
8 26,920 27,580 27,844 30,619 31,380 33,148 33,909 34,669 35,430 36,465
9 27,248 27,908 28,172 31,138 31,899 33,666 34,427 35,188 35,949 36,984
10 27,577 28,236 28,500 31,657 32,417 34,185 34,946 35,706 36,467 37,502
11 27,905 28,564 28,828 32,175 32,936 34,704 35,464 36,225 36,986 38,021
12 28,233 28,892 29,156 32,694 33,454 35,222 35,983 36,744 37,504 38,539
13 28,561 29,220 29,484 33,212 33,973 35,741 36,501 37,262 38,023 39,058
14 28,561 29,548 29,812 33,731 34,491 36,259 37,020 37,781 38,541 39,576
15 28,561 29,876 30,140 34,249 35,010 36,778 37,538 38,299 39,060 40,095
16 28,561 29,876 30,468 34,768 35,528 37,296 38,057 38,818 39,578 40,613
17 28,561 29,876 30,796 35,286 36,047 37,815 38,575 39,336 40,097 41,132
18 28,561 29,876 30,796 35,805 36,566 38,333 39,094 39,855 40,615 41,650
19 28,561 29,876 30,796 36,323 37,084 38,852 39,613 40,373 41,134 42,169
20 28,561 29,876 30,796 36,842 37,603 39,370 40,131 40,892 41,653 42,688
21 28,561 29,876 30,796 36,842 37,603 39,889 40,650 41,410 42,171 43,206
22 28,561 29,876 30,796 36,842 37,603 40,407 41,168 41,929 42,690 43,725
23 28,561 29,876 30,796 36,842 37,603 40,926 41,687 42,447 43,208 44,243
24 28,561 29,876 30,796 36,842 37,603 40,926 41,687 42,966 43,727 44,762
25 28,561 29,876 30,796 36,842 37,603 40,926 41,687 43,484 44,245 45,280
26 28,561 29,876 30,796 36,842 37,603 40,926 41,687 44,003 44,764 45,799
27 28,561 29,876 30,796 36,842 37,603 40,926 41,687 44,003 44,764 45,799
28 28,561 29,876 30,796 36,842 37,603 40,926 41,687 44,003 44,764 45,799
29 28,889 30,204 31,125 37,360 38,121 41,445 42,205 44,522 45,282 46,317
30 29,217 30,533 31,453 37,879 38,640 41,963 42,724 45,040 45,801 46,836
31 29,545 30,861 31,781 38,397 39,158 42,482 43,242 45,559 46,319 47,354
32 29,873 31,189 32,109 38,916 39,677 43,000 43,761 46,077 46,838 47,873
33 30,201 31,517 32,437 39,435 40,195 43,519 44,279 46,596 47,356 48,391
34 30,529 31,845 32,765 39,953 40,714 44,037 44,798 47,114 47,875 48,910
35 30,857 32,173 33,093 40,472 41,232 44,556 45,316 47,633 48,393 49,428
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 38,658 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
(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.
§18A-4-3. State minimum annual salary increments for principals and assistant principals.

(a) In addition to any salary increments for principals and assistant principals, in effect on the first day of January, two thousand eight, 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 from state funds appropriated for the salary increments.
(b) 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.
(c) 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

EFFECTIVE UNTIL JULY 1, 2008

No. of Teachers

Supervised Rates
1-7
10.0%

8-1410.5%
15-2411.0%
25-3811.5%
39-5712.0%
58 and up12.5%
STATE MINIMUM SALARY INCREMENT

RATES FOR PRINCIPALS

EFFECTIVE ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 2008

No. of Teachers

Supervised
Rates

1-7
11.0%

8-1411.5%
15-2412.0%
25-3812.5%
39-5713.0%
58 and up13.5%
(d) The salary increment in this section for each assistant principal shall be determined in the same manner as that for principals using 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.
(e) Salaries for employment beyond the minimum employment term shall be at the same daily rate as the salaries for the minimum employment terms.
(f) 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 rate.
(g) No county may reduce local funds allocated for salary increments for principals and assistant principals in effect on the first day of January, two thousand eight, and used in supplementing the state minimum salaries as provided 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.
(h) Nothing in this section prevents a county board from providing, in a uniform manner, salary increments greater than those required by this section.
§18A-4-8a. Service personnel minimum monthly salaries.
(a) 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 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 state minimum pay scale pay grade set forth in this section.
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
(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 twelve dollars 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 eleven dollars 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 forty dollars 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 eleven dollars 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) 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.
(g) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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 employee's 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 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) 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.
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