5310 Compensation

The Board of Directors shall approve salary schedules for all employees. Such schedules may be developed either through collective bargaining with the appropriate associations or by administrative action for unrepresented employees.
For those who are represented by associations, employee benefits and salary require the approval of the Board of Directors through approval of collective bargaining agreements.
For those who are not represented by associations, employee benefits and salary require the approval of the Board through Board-approved contracts and/or Board-approved policy and regulation. Unless otherwise stated in a Board-approved contract, insurance benefits for unrepresented employees will be as allocated by the state, less the retiree’s carve-out. Life insurance is provided to unrepresented employees consistent with that provided to administrators represented by the Association of Franklin Pierce Principals.
Application of Course Credits to the Certificated Salary Schedule
The district shall provide for the review and adjustment of certificated staff contracts on the basis of information filed with the personnel office by October 1. The staff member shall provide the personnel office, according to schedule, with the required information, including official college or university transcripts, official records of degrees completed, official records of approval and completion of authorized work for equivalent credits, and all other pertinent data for contract adjustment purposes.
Credits earned by certificated staff after September 1, 1995 shall be eligible for application to the state salary schedule only if the course content meets one of the following criteria:
1. The course is consistent with a school-based plan for mastery of student learning goals identified in the annual school performance report for the school in which the staff member is assigned;
2. The course pertains to the individual’s current assignment or expected assignment for the subsequent school year;
3. The course is necessary to obtain an endorsement required by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board;
4. The course is specifically required to obtain an advanced level of certification;
5. The course is part of a college or university degree program that pertains to the staff member’s current or potential future assignment as instructional staff; or
6. The course addresses research-based assessment and instructional strategies for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and language disabilities when addressing learning goal one as applicable and appropriate for individual certificated instructional staff.
Legal References:
RCW 28A.405.200 Annual salary schedule as basis for salaries for certificated employees
WAC 392-121-200-299 Definition — Certificated years of experience
Adoption Date: 9/10/91
Franklin Pierce Schools
Revised: 8/15/00; 11/18/08
Classification: Optional