Minimum Salary Schedule for Certain Professional Staff
§153.1022. Minimum Salary Schedule for Certain Professional Staff.
(a) Definitions and eligibility. The following definitions and eligibility criteria apply to the increases in the minimum salary schedule in accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 21.
(1) The staff positions that qualify for the salary increase include classroom teachers and full-time librarians, counselors, and nurses employed by public school districts and who are entitled to a minimum salary under TEC, §21.402.
(A) A classroom teacher is an educator who teaches an average of at least four hours per day in an academic or career and technology instructional setting pursuant to TEC, §5.001, focusing on the delivery of the Texas essential knowledge and skills and holds the relevant certificate issued by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) under the provisions of TEC, Chapter 21, Subchapter B. Although non-instructional duties do not qualify as teaching, necessary functions related to the educator's instructional assignment such as instructional planning and transition between instructional periods should be applied to creditable classroom time.
(B) A school librarian is an educator who provides full-time library services and holds the relevant certificate issued by the SBEC under the provisions of TEC, Chapter 21, Subchapter B.
(C) A school counselor is an educator who provides full-time counseling and guidance services under the provisions of TEC, Chapter 33, Subchapter A, and holds the relevant certificate issued by the SBEC pursuant to the provisions of TEC, Chapter 21, Subchapter B.
(D) A school nurse is an educator employed to provide full-time nursing and health care services and who meets all the requirements to practice as a registered nurse (RN) pursuant to the Nursing Practice Act and the rules and regulations relating to professional nurse education, licensure, and practice and has been issued a license to practice professional nursing in Texas.
(2) An eligible educator who is employed by more than one district in a shared service arrangement or by a single district in more than one capacity among any of the eligible positions qualifies for the salary increase as long as the combined functions constitute full-time employment.
(3) Full-time means contracted employment for at least ten months (187 days) for 100% of the school day in accordance with definitions of school day in TEC, §25.082, employment contract in TEC, §21.002, and school year in TEC, §25.081.
(4) A local supplement is any amount of pay above the state minimum salary schedule for duties that are part of a teacher's classroom instructional assignment.
(5) Current placement on the salary schedule means a placement based on years of service recognized for salary increment purposes up to the current year.
(6) Salary schedule means a system of providing routine salary increases based upon an employee's total teaching experience and/or an employee's longevity in a school district.
(b) Base monthly salary for the 2006-2007 school year. The base monthly salary is the monthly salary the employee would have received for the 2006-2007 school year under the district's salary schedule for the 2005-2006 school year, if that schedule had been in effect for the 2006-2007 school year, including any local supplement and any money representing a career ladder supplement the employee would have received in the 2006-2007 school year, and $250 per month.
(1) An educator eligible for the salary increase is entitled to a minimum salary in the 2006-2007 school year equal to the greater of the salary corresponding to their current placement on the state salary schedule pursuant to TEC, §21.402(a), or the salary corresponding to their current placement on the employing district's 2006-2007 salary schedule, plus $250 per month. If employed by the same district, the minimum must include any local and career ladder supplements the employee would have received in 2006-2007.
(2) Eligible counselors, nurses, and librarians are entitled to a minimum salary in the 2006-2007 school year equal to the greater of the salary corresponding to their current placement on the state salary schedule pursuant to TEC, §21.402(a), or the salary corresponding to their current placement on the employing district's 2006-2007 salary schedule, plus $250 per month. These educators are placed on the state schedule according to the same criteria that applies to teachers and librarians pursuant to §153.1021 of this title (relating to Recognition of Creditable Years of Service).
(3) A beginning teacher who has not previously been on the state salary schedule is entitled to any local supplement that would have been offered to a beginning teacher on the employing district's 2006-2007 salary schedule.
(4) Educators who are eligible for the salary increase and who are employed for more than ten months are entitled to an additional $250 in increased pay for each full month of additional service.
(5) Teachers who are eligible for the salary increase but who are not employed full-time (work either less than 100% of the day or for a portion of the year) are entitled to a proportionate pay increase. For teachers working less than 100% of the day, the increase is proportionate to the percent of the day employed. For teachers employed less than a full year, the increase is valid only for the months employed.
(6) Nurses, librarians, and counselors who are employed for less than a full school year or who are placed in an eligible assignment for less than a full school year are entitled to a pay increase in proportion to the months employed in which they are eligible.
(c) Determination of "FS." "FS" is the amount, as determined by the commissioner under TEC, §21.402(b), of state and local funds per weighted student, including funds provided under TEC, §42.2516(b)(1)(B), but not funds provided under TEC, §42.2516(b)(1)(A), (b)(1)(C), (b)(2), or (b)(3), available to a district eligible to receive state assistance under TEC, §42.302, with a maintenance and operations tax rate per $100 of taxable value equal to the product of the state compression percentage, as determined under TEC, §42.2516, multiplied by $1.50, except that the amount of state and local funds per weighted student does not include the amount attributable to the increase in the guaranteed level made by Chapter 1187, 77th Texas Legislature, 2001.
(d) Monthly minimum salary rates. The minimum monthly salary rates applicable for the 2006-2007 school year, in accordance with this section and TEC, §21.402, shall be as set forth in the table in this subsection.
Figure: 19 TAC §153.1022(d)
Statutory Authority: The provisions of this §153.1022 issued under the Texas Education Code, §21.402.
Source: The provisions of this §153.1022 adopted to be effective January 2, 2000, 24 TexReg 11753; amended to be effective February 22, 2004, 29 TexReg 1362; amended to be effective January 31, 2006, 31 TexReg 492; amended to be effective February 25, 2007, 32 TexReg 625.
Last updated: February 26, 2007
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