HB2474 HED AM 1-15
The Committee on Education moves to amend the bill on page one, following the enacting clause, by striking the remainder of the bill and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
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
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 to the minimum salary scale, the state board may establish salary schedules for additional compensation (1) for teachers whose job duties require specialized training and skills in addition to those required for the teacher's regular instructional duties and (2) for teachers assigned to or employed for duties in addition to regular instructional duties.
The authorization of the state board to establish salary schedules for additional compensation may not be construed to authorize the state board to implement new salary schedules for additional compensation resulting in salary payments to professional personnel and service personnel employed at the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind which in total exceed its appropriations for such payments. Nothing contained in this section requires any specific level of appropriation by the Legislature.