West Virginia Legislature
2016 Regular Session
House Bill 2474
(By Delegates Cowles, Rowan and Duke)
[Introduced January 13, 2016; referred to the
Committee on Education then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §18‑17‑1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the compensation of personnel employed at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind; updating reference to minimum salaries in effect for personnel at facilities under jurisdiction of the State Board of Education; and authorizing board to establish salary schedules or compensation in excess of the minimums for certain teachers at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18‑17‑1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 17. WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND.
§18‑17‑1. Continuation; management; minimum salary scale for all employees.
The West Virginia Schools for Deaf Pupils and Blind
Pupils heretofore established and located at Romney, in Hampshire County, shall
be continued and shall be known as the "West Virginia Schools for the Deaf
and the Blind." The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the
Blind located at Romney, in Hampshire County, is continued. The schools
shall be maintained for the care and education of the deaf youth and blind
youth of the state. The educational or and business affairs of
the schools shall be are under the control, supervision and
management of the State Board of Education, and the state board shall employ
the superintendent, principals, teachers and other employees and shall fix the
yearly or monthly salary to be paid to each person so employed.
The minimum salary scale for
said principals, teachers
and other employees shall be the same as set forth in sections two, three and
eight‑a, article four, chapter eighteen‑a of this code professional
personnel and service personnel employed shall be in accordance with section
seventeen, article four, chapter eighteen‑a of this code. In addition,
the state board may establish salary schedules or additional compensation in
excess of these minimums for teachers whose job duties require specialized
training and skills in addition to the teacher's regular instructional duties
and for teachers assigned to or employed for duties other than regular
instructional duties. The additional salary schedules or compensation shall be
uniform for all persons performing like assignments and duties.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the State Board of Education to establish salary schedules or additional compensation for teachers whose job duties require specialized training and skills or assignments in addition to regular instructional duties.
Strike‑throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.