Hager 7871


The Committee on Education moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 2637--A Bill to amend and reenact 18A-2-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to employment of retired teachers and prospective employable professional personnel in areas of critical need and shortage; including speech pathologists and school nurses in definition of teacher or substitute teacher for purposes of employment of retired teachers beyond the post-retirement limit; establishing uniform date retirement must become effective to determine status of retirement benefits during employment as critical needs substitute teacher; restating reporting requirement to legislative committees; extending date for expiration of provisions related to employment of retired teacher as substitute teach beyond the post-retirement limit; eliminating requirement that county policy for employment of prospective employable professional personnel be based on areas of critical need and shortage identified by state board; requiring posting of notice of critical need and shortage area positions prior to making offers of employment and options for posting; limiting employment of prospective employable professional personnel to certain candidates at job fair who will commence employment at the next employment term; changing limit on number of prospective employable professional personnel that may be employed to number required to fill positions posted; clarifying action required for prospective employable professional personnel to obtain regular employment status; clarifying that provisions relating to prospective employable professional personnel do not prevent filling posted vacancy at any time in accordance with other provisions; eliminating any requirement for successive postings where there were no qualified applicants in response to the initial posting; clarifying that no additional faculty senate involvement is required after initial faculty senate involvement; and allowing financial incentives for purposes of recruiting professional personnel in critical needs areas and to attract professional personnel in a critical need or shortage area.