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WEST virginia legislature

2019 first extraordinary session

Introduced

House Bill 134

By Delegates Hornbuckle, Estep-Burton, Tomblin, Walker, Brown, N., Hansen, Angelucci, Longstreth, Fleischauer, Boggs, and Pushkin

[Introduced May 20, 2019; Referred
to the Select Committee on Education D.
]

A BILL to amend and reenact §18A-4-2, and §18A-4-8a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to teacher and school personnel salaries, increasing annual salaries of public school teachers and school service personnel.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

ARTICLE 4. SALARIES, WAGES AND OTHER BENEFITS.

§18A-4-2. State minimum salaries for teachers.


(a) It is the goal of the Legislature to increase the state minimum salary for teachers with zero years of experience and an A. B. degree, including the equity supplement, to at least $43,000 by fiscal year 2019.

(b) For school year 2018–2019, and continuing thereafter, each teacher shall receive the amount prescribed in the 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 §18A-4-5a of this code during the contract year.

 

STATE MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE

Years

Exp

4th

Class

3rd

Class

2nd

Class

A.B.

A.B.

+ 15

M.A.

M.A.

+ 15

M.A.
+ 30

M.A.

+ 45

Doc-

torate

 

0

29,937

30,626

30,892

32,335

33,096

34,863

35,624

36,385

37,146

38,181

1

30,265

30,954

31,220

32,853

33,614

35,382

36,143

36,903

37,664

38,699

2

30,594

31,282

31,548

33,372

34,133

35,900

36,661

37,422

38,183

39,218

3

30,922

31,610

31,876

33,891

34,651

36,419

37,180

37,940

38,701

39,736

4

31,494

32,182

32,448

34,653

35,414

37,182

37,943

38,703

39,464

40,499

5

31,822

32,510

32,776

35,172

35,933

37,700

38,461

39,222

39,983

41,018

6

32,150

32,838

33,104

35,690

36,451

38,219

38,980

39,740

40,501

41,536

7

32,478

33,167

33,432

36,209

36,970

38,737

39,498

40,259

41,020

42,055

8

32,806

33,495

33,761

36,727

37,488

39,256

40,017

40,777

41,538

42,573

9

33,134

33,823

34,089

37,246

38,007

39,774

40,535

41,296

42,057

43,092

10

33,463

34,151

34,417

37,766

38,526

40,294

41,055

41,816

42,576

43,611

11

33,791

34,479

34,745

38,284

39,045

40,813

41,573

42,334

43,095

44,130

12

34,119

34,807

35,073

38,803

39,563

41,331

42,092

42,853

43,613

44,648

13

34,447

35,135

35,401

39,321

40,082

41,850

42,610

43,371

44,132

45,167

14

34,775

35,463

35,729

39,840

40,600

42,368

43,129

43,890

44,650

45,685

15

35,103

35,791

36,057

40,358

41,119

42,887

43,647

44,408

45,169

46,204

16

35,431

36,119

36,385

40,877

41,637

43,405

44,166

44,927

45,687

46,722

17

35,759

36,448

36,713

41,395

42,156

43,924

44,685

45,445

46,206

47,241

18

36,087

36,776

37,042

41,914

42,675

44,442

45,203

45,964

46,725

47,760

19

36,415

37,104

37,370

42,432

43,193

44,961

45,722

46,482

47,243

48,278

20

36,743

37,432

37,698

42,951

43,712

45,479

46,240

47,001

47,762

48,797

21

37,072

37,760

38,026

43,469

44,230

45,998

46,759

47,519

48,280

49,315

22

37,400

38,088

38,354

43,988

44,749

46,516

47,277

48,038

48,799

49,834

23

37,728

38,416

38,682

44,507

45,267

47,035

47,796

48,556

49,317

50,352

24

38,056

38,744

39,010

45,025

45,786

47,554

48,314

49,075

49,836

50,871

25

38,384

39,072

39,338

45,544

46,304

48,072

48,833

49,594

50,354

51,389

26

38,712

39,400

39,666

46,062

46,823

48,591

49,351

50,112

50,873

51,908

27

39,040

39,728

39,994

46,581

47,341

49,109

49,870

50,631

51,391

52,426

28

39,368

40,057

40,322

47,099

47,860

49,628

50,388

51,149

51,910

52,945

29

39,696

40,385

40,651

47,618

48,378

50,146

50,907

51,668

52,428

53,463

30

40,024

40,713

40,979

48,136

48,897

50,665

51,425

52,186

52,947

53,982

31

40,353

41,041

41,307

48,655

49,416

51,183

51,944

52,705

53,465

54,500

32

40,681

41,369

41,635

49,173

49,934

51,702

52,463

53,223

53,984

55,019

33

41,009

41,697

41,963

49,692

50,453

52,220

52,981

53,742

54,503

55,538

34

41,337

42,025

42,291

50,210

50,971

52,739

53,500

54,260

55,021

56,056

35

41,665

42,353

42,619

50,729

51,490

53,257

54,018

54,779

55,540

56,575

 

 

 

Years

Exp

4th

Class

3rd

Class

2nd

Class

A.B.

A.B.

+ 15

M.A.

M.A.

+ 15

M.A.
+ 30

M.A.

+ 45

Doc-

torate

 

0

32,057

32,746

33,012

34,455

35,216

36,983

37,744

38,505

39,266

40,301

1

32,385

33,074

33,340

34,973

35,734

37,502

38,263

39,023

39,784

40,819

2

32,714

33,402

33,668

35,492

36,253

38,020

38,781

39,542

40,303

41,338

3

33,042

33,730

33,996

36,011

36,771

38,539

39,300

40,060

40,821

41,856

4

33,614

34,302

34,568

36,773

37,534

39,302

40,063

40,823

41,584

42,619

5

33,942

34,630

34,896

37,292

38,053

39,820

40,581

41,342

42,103

43,138

6

34,270

34,958

35,224

37,810

38,571

40,339

41,100

41,860

42,621

43,656

7

34,598

35,287

35,552

38,329

39,090

40,857

41,618

42,379

43,140

44,175

8

34,926

35,615

35,881

38,847

39,608

41,376

42,137

42,897

43,658

44,693

9

35,254

35,943

36,209

39,366

40,127

41,894

42,655

43,416

44,177

45,212

10

35,583

36,271

36,537

39,886

40,646

42,414

43,175

43,936

44,696

45,731

11

35,911

36,599

36,865

40,404

41,165

42,933

43,693

44,454

45,215

46,250

12

36,239

36,927

37,193

40,923

41,683

43,451

44,212

44,973

45,733

46,768

13

36,567

37,255

37,521

41,441

42,202

43,970

44,730

45,491

46,252

47,287

14

36,895

37,583

37,849

41,960

42,720

44,488

45,249

46,010

46,770

47,805

15

37,223

37,911

38,177

42,478

43,239

45,007

45,767

46,528

47,289

48,324

16

37,551

38,239

38,505

42,997

43,757

45,525

46,286

47,047

47,807

48,842

17

37,879

38,568

38,833

43,515

44,276

46,044

46,805

47,565

48,326

49,361

18

38,207

38,896

39,162

44,034

44,795

46,562

47,323

48,084

48,845

49,880

19

38,535

39,224

39,490

44,552

45,313

47,081

47,842

48,602

49,363

50,398

20

38,863

39,552

39,818

45,071

45,832

47,599

48,360

49,121

49,882

50,917

21

39,192

39,880

40,146

45,589

46,350

48,118

48,879

49,639

50,400

51,435

22

39,520

40,208

40,474

46,108

46,869

48,636

49,397

50,158

50,919

51,954

23

39,848

40,536

40,802

46,627

47,387

49,155

49,916

50,676

51,437

52,472

24

40,176

40,864

41,130

47,145

47,906

49,674

50,434

51,195

51,956

52,991

25

40,504

41,192

41,458

47,664

48,424

50,192

50,953

51,714

52,474

53,509

26

40,832

41,520

41,786

48,182

48,943

50,711

51,471

52,232

52,993

54,028

27

41,160

41,848

42,114

48,701

49,461

51,229

51,990

52,751

53,511

54,546

28

41,488

42,177

42,442

49,219

49,980

51,748

52,508

53,269

54,030

55,065

29

41,816

42,505

42,771

49,738

50,498

52,266

53,027

53,788

54,548

55,583

30

42,144

42,833

43,099

50,256

51,017

52,785

53,545

54,306

55,067

56,102

31

42,473

43,161

43,427

50,775

51,536

53,303

54,064

54,825

55,585

56,620

32

42,801

43,489

43,755

51,293

52,054

53,822

54,583

55,343

56,104

57,139

33

43,129

43,817

44,083

51,812

52,573

54,340

55,101

55,862

56,623

57,658

34

43,457

44,145

44,411

52,330

53,091

54,859

55,620

56,380

57,141

58,176

35

43,785

44,473

44,739

52,849

53,610

55,377

56,138

56,899

57,660

58,695

 

 

 

 (c) Six hundred dollars shall be paid annually to each classroom teacher who has at least 20 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.

(d) To meet the objective of salary equity among the counties as set forth in §18A-4-5 of this code, each teacher shall be paid an equity supplement amount as applicable for his or her classification of certification or classification of training and years of experience as follows, subject to the provisions of that section:

(1) For “4th Class” at zero years of experience, $1,781. An additional $38 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including 35 years of experience;

(2) For “3rd Class” at zero years of experience, $1,796. An additional $67 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including 35 years of experience;

(3) For “2nd Class” at zero years of experience, $1,877. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including 35 years of experience;

(4) For “A. B.” at zero years of experience, $2,360. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including 35 years of experience;

(5) For “A. B. + 15” at zero years of experience, $2,452. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including 35 years of experience;

(6) For “M. A.” at zero years of experience, $2,644. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including 35 years of experience;

(7) For “M. A. + 15” at zero years of experience, $2,740. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including 35 years of experience;

(8) For “M. A. + 30” at zero years of experience, $2,836. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including 35 years of experience;

(9) For “M. A. + 45” at zero years of experience, $2,836. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including 35 years of experience; and

(10) For “Doctorate” at zero years of experience, $2,927. An additional $69 shall be paid for each year of experience up to and including 35 years of experience.

These payments: (i) Shall be in addition to any amounts prescribed in the applicable State Minimum Salary Schedule, any specific additional amounts prescribed in this section and article and any county supplement in effect in a county pursuant to §18A-4-5a of this code; (ii) shall be paid in equal monthly installments; and (iii) shall be considered a part of the state minimum salaries for teachers.

§18A-4-8a. Service personnel minimum monthly salaries.


(a) The minimum monthly pay for each service employee shall be as follows:

(1) For school year 2018–2019, and continuing thereafter, 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 subdivision.

STATE MINIMUM PAY SCALE PAY GRADE

 

 

 

Years

Exp.

 

PAY GRADE

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

1,770

1,791

1,833

1,886

1,939

2,002

2,034

2,107

 

1

1,802

1,824

1,865

1,918

1,972

2,035

2,066

2,140

 

2

1,835

1,856

1,898

1,951

2,004

2,067

2,099

2,172

 

3

1,867

1,889

1,931

1,984

2,037

2,100

2,132

2,205

 

4

1,900

1,922

1,963

2,016

2,069

2,133

2,164

2,239

 

5

1,933

1,954

1,996

2,049

2,102

2,165

2,197

2,271

 

6

1,965

1,987

2,030

2,082

2,135

2,198

2,230

2,304

 

7

1,999

2,019

2,062

2,114

2,167

2,231

2,262

2,337

 

8

2,032

2,052

2,095

2,147

2,200

2,263

2,295

2,369

 

9

2,064

2,085

2,128

2,181

2,233

2,296

2,327

2,402

 

10

2,097

2,118

2,160

2,213

2,265

2,330

2,361

2,435

 

11

2,130

2,151

2,193

2,246

2,298

2,362

2,394

2,467

 

12

2,162

2,184

2,225

2,279

2,332

2,395

2,426

2,500

 

13

2,195

2,216

2,258

2,311

2,364

2,427

2,459

2,533

 

14

2,228

2,249

2,291

2,344

2,397

2,460

2,492

2,565

 

15

2,260

2,282

2,323

2,376

2,429

2,493

2,524

2,598

 

16

2,293

2,314

2,356

2,409

2,462

2,525

2,557

2,631

 

17

2,325

2,347

2,390

2,442

2,495

2,558

2,590

2,664

 

18

2,358

2,380

2,422

2,474

2,527

2,591

2,622

2,697

 

19

2,392

2,412

2,455

2,507

2,560

2,623

2,655

2,729

 

20

2,424

2,445

2,488

2,541

2,593

2,656

2,688

2,763

 

21

2,457

2,477

2,520

2,573

2,625

2,689

2,720

2,797

 

22

2,490

2,511

2,553

2,606

2,658

2,722

2,754

2,829

 

23

2,522

2,544

2,586

2,639

2,692

2,756

2,788

2,863

 

24

2,555

2,576

2,618

2,671

2,724

2,790

2,821

2,897

 

25

2,588

2,609

2,651

2,704

2,758

2,822

2,855

2,929

 

26

2,620

2,642

2,683

2,738

2,792

2,856

2,887

2,963

 

27

2,653

2,674

2,716

2,770

2,824

2,888

2,921

2,996

 

28

2,686

2,707

2,750

2,804

2,858

2,922

2,955

3,030

 

29

2,718

2,741

2,783

2,836

2,891

2,956

2,987

3,064

 

30

2,752

2,773

2,817

2,870

2,924

2,988

3,021

3,097

 

31

2,785

2,807

2,851

2,904

2,958

3,022

3,055

3,130

 

32

2,819

2,840

2,883

2,937

2,990

3,056

3,087

3,164

 

33

2,853

2,873

2,917

2,971

3,024

3,088

3,121

3,197

 

34

2,885

2,907

2,951

3,005

3,058

3,122

3,155

3,230

 

35

2,919

2,941

2,983

3,037

3,090

3,156

3,188

3,264

 

36

2,953

2,974

3,017

3,071

3,125

3,189

3,222

3,296

 

37

2,985

3,008

3,051

3,105

3,159

3,223

3,255

3,330

 

38

3,019

3,040

3,083

3,137

3,191

3,256

3,288

3,364

 

39

3,053

3,074

3,117

3,171

3,225

3,289

3,322

3,396

 

40

3,085

3,108

3,150

3,204

3,259

3,323

3,355

3,430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Years

Exp.

PAY GRADE

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

1,885

1,906

1,948

2,001

2,054

2,117

2,149

2,222

 

1

1,917

1,939

1,980

2,033

2,087

2,150

2,181

2,255

 

2

1,950

1,971

2,013

2,066

2,119

2,182

2,214

2,287

 

3

1,982

2,004

2,046

2,099

2,152

2,215

2,247

2,320

 

4

2,015

2,037

2,078

2,131

2,184

2,248

2,279

2,354

 

5

2,048

2,069

2,111

2,164

2,217

2,280

2,312

2,386

 

6

2,080

2,102

2,145

2,197

2,250

2,313

2,345

2,419

 

7

2,114

2,134

2,177

2,229

2,282

2,346

2,377

2,452

 

8

2,147

2,167

2,210

2,262

2,315

2,378

2,410

2,484

 

9

2,179

2,200

2,243

2,296

2,348

2,411

2,442

2,517

 

10

2,212

2,233

2,275

2,328

2,380

2,445

2,476

2,550

 

11

2,245

2,266

2,308

2,361

2,413

2,477

2,509

2,582

 

12

2,277

2,299

2,340

2,394

2,447

2,510

2,541

2,615

 

13

2,310

2,331

2,373

2,426

2,479

2,542

2,574

2,648

 

14

2,343

2,364

2,406

2,459

2,512

2,575

2,607

2,680

 

15

2,375

2,397

2,438

2,491

2,544

2,608

2,639

2,713

 

16

2,408

2,429

2,471

2,524

2,577

2,640

2,672

2,746

 

17

2,440

2,462

2,505

2,557

2,610

2,673

2,705

2,779

 

18

2,473

2,495

2,537

2,589

2,642

2,706

2,737

2,812

 

19

2,507

2,527

2,570

2,622

2,675

2,738

2,770

2,844

 

20

2,539

2,560

2,603

2,656

2,708

2,771

2,803

2,878

 

21

2,572

2,592

2,635

2,688

2,740

2,804

2,835

2,912

 

22

2,605

2,626

2,668

2,721

2,773

2,837

2,869

2,944

 

23

2,637

2,659

2,701

2,754

2,807

2,871

2,903

2,978

 

24

2,670

2,691

2,733

2,786

2,839

2,905

2,936

3,012

 

25

2,703

2,724

2,766

2,819

2,873

2,937

2,970

3,044

 

26

2,735

2,757

2,798

2,853

2,907

2,971

3,002

3,078

 

27

2,768

2,789

2,831

2,885

2,939

3,003

3,036

3,111

 

28

2,801

2,822

2,865

2,919

2,973

3,037

3,070

3,145

 

29

2,833

2,856

2,898

2,951

3,006

3,071

3,102

3,179

 

30

2,867

2,888

2,932

2,985

3,039

3,103

3,136

3,212

 

31

2,900

2,922

2,966

3,019

3,073

3,137

3,170

3,245

 

32

2,934

2,955

2,998

3,052

3,105

3,171

3,202

3,279

 

33

2,968

2,988

3,032

3,086

3,139

3,203

3,236

3,312

 

34

3,000

3,022

3,066

3,120

3,173

3,237

3,270

3,345

 

35

3,034

3,056

3,098

3,152

3,205

3,271

3,303

3,379

 

36

3,068

3,089

3,132

3,186

3,240

3,304

3,337

3,411

 

37

3,100

3,123

3,166

3,220

3,274

3,338

3,370

3,445

 

38

3,134

3,155

3,198

3,252

3,306

3,371

3,403

3,479

 

39

3,168

3,189

3,232

3,286

3,340

3,404

3,437

3,511

 

40

3,200

3,223

3,265

3,319

3,374

3,438

3,470

3,545

 

 (2) Each service employee shall receive the amount prescribed in the State Minimum Pay Scale Pay Grade in accordance with the provisions of this subsection according to their class title and pay grade as set forth in this subdivision:

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 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

Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher I ................................................... E

Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher II .................................................. E

Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher III ................................................. F

Educational Sign Language Interpreter I ............................................................... F

Educational Sign Language Interpreter II ............................................................. G

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

Sign Support Specialist .......................................................................................... E

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 $12 per month is added to the minimum monthly pay of each service person who holds a high school diploma or its equivalent.

(c) An additional $11 per month also is added to the minimum monthly pay of each service person for each of the following:

(1) A service person who holds 12 college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;

(2) A service person who holds 24 college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;

(3) A service person who holds 36 college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;

(4) A service person who holds 48 college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;

(5) A service employee who holds 60 college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;

(6) A service person who holds 72 college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;

(7) A service person who holds 84 college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;

(8) A service person who holds 96 college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;

(9) A service person who holds 108 college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board;

(10) A service person who holds 120 college hours or comparable credit obtained in a trade or vocational school as approved by the state board.

(d) An additional $40 per month also is added to the minimum monthly pay of each service person for each of the following:

(1) A service person who holds an associate’s degree;

(2) A service person who holds a bachelor’s degree;

(3) A service person who holds a master’s degree;

(4) A service person who holds a doctorate degree.

(e) An additional $11 per month is added to the minimum monthly pay of each service person for each of the following:

(1) A service person who holds a bachelor’s degree plus 15 college hours;

(2) A service person who holds a master’s degree plus 15 college hours;

(3) A service person who holds a master’s degree plus 30 college hours;

(4) A service person who holds a master’s degree plus 45 college hours; and

(5) A service person who holds a master’s degree plus 60 college hours.

(f) To meet the objective of salary equity among the counties, each service person is paid an equity supplement, as set forth in §18A-4-5 of this code, of $164 per month, subject to the provisions of that section. These payments: (i) Are in addition to any amounts prescribed in the applicable State Minimum Pay Scale Pay Grade, any specific additional amounts prescribed in this section and article and any county supplement in effect in a county pursuant to §18A-4-5b of this code; (ii) are paid in equal monthly installments; and (iii) are considered a part of the state minimum salaries for service personnel.

(g) When any part of a school service person’s daily shift of work is performed between the hours of 6:00 p. m. and 5:00 a. m. the following day, the employee is paid no less than an additional $10 per month and one half of the pay is paid with local funds.

(h) Any service person required to work on any legal school holiday is paid at a rate one and one-half times the person’s usual hourly rate.

(i) 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 is 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.

(j) A service person may not have his or her daily work schedule changed during the school year without the employee’s written consent and the person’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.

(k) The minimum hourly rate of pay for extra duty assignments as defined in §18A-4-8b of this code is no less than one seventh of the person’s daily total salary for each hour the person 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 persons within that classification category of employment within that county: Provided, however, That the vote is by secret ballot if requested by a service person within that classification category within that county. The salary for any fraction of an hour the employee is involved in performing the assignment is prorated accordingly. When performing extra duty assignments, persons who are regularly employed on a one-half day salary basis shall receive the same hourly extra duty assignment pay computed as though the person were employed on a full-day salary basis.

(l) The minimum pay for any service personnel engaged in the removal of asbestos material or related duties required for asbestos removal is their regular total daily rate of pay and no less than an additional $3 per hour or no less than $5 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 is no less than the minimum amount as established in the employee’s regular employment county for asbestos removal and an additional $30 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 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.

(m) For the purpose of qualifying for additional pay as provided in §18A-5-8 of this code, an aide is 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 a certified professional person 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 a certified professional person” means that certified professional person is present, with and accompanying the aide.

 

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the salaries for public school teachers and school service personnel by five percent.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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