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                         SENATE BILL 6823



State of Washington   57th Legislature        2002 Regular Session


By Senators Finkbeiner and McAuliffe


Read first time 02/27/2002.  Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

Regarding the salary formula for state-funded basic education certificated instructional staff.

    AN ACT Relating to the formula for determining certificated instructional staff salaries for state-funded basic education certificated instructional staff; amending RCW 28A.150.410; and providing an effective date.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 28A.150.410 and 1997 c 141 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) The legislature shall establish for each school year in the appropriations act a state-wide salary allocation schedule, for allocation purposes only, to be used to distribute funds for basic education certificated instructional staff salaries under RCW 28A.150.260.

    (2) ((The superintendent of public instruction shall calculate salary allocations for state funded basic education certificated instructional staff by determining the district average salary for basic education and special education instructional staff using the salary allocation schedule established pursuant to this section.)) Salary allocations for state-funded basic education certificated instructional staff shall be calculated by the superintendent of public instruction by determining the district's average salary for certificated instructional staff, using the statewide salary allocation schedule and related documents, conditions, and limitations established by the omnibus appropriations act.

    (3) Beginning January 1, 1992, no more than ninety college quarter-hour credits received by any employee after the baccalaureate degree may be used to determine compensation allocations under the state salary allocation schedule and LEAP documents referenced in the ((biennial)) omnibus appropriations act, or any replacement schedules and documents, unless:

    (a) The employee has a masters degree; or

    (b) The credits were used in generating state salary allocations before January 1, 1992.


    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  This act takes effect September 1, 2002.


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