View Amendment Current Amendment: 42 to Bill 3759 Rep. ALLISON proposes the following Amendment No. 42 to H. 3759 (COUNCIL\WAB\3759C024.AGM.WAB19):

Reference is to Printer's Date 02/28/19-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 59-20-50(4)(b), as contained in SECTION 39, Subpart IV, Incentives, PART V, Educator Development and Satisfaction, by deleting item (b) in its entirety and inserting:

/      (b)      The state minimum salary schedule must be based on the state minimum salary schedule index in effect as of July 1, 1984. In Fiscal Year 1985, the 1.000 figure in the index is $14,172 Beginning with Fiscal Year 2019-2020, minimum teacher salary is thirty-five thousand dollars. Salary increases must be based on funding provided by the General Assembly in the annual appropriations act and provided through adjustments in the salary schedule to educators identified by the State Department of Education as eligible to receive the Education Improvement Act teacher salary supplement during Fiscal Year 2018-2019 as reported to the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office. (This figure is based on a 10.27% increase pursuant to the South Carolina Education Improvement Act of 1984.) Beginning with Fiscal Year 1986, the 1.000 figure in the index must be adjusted on a schedule to stay at the southeastern average as projected by the Office of Research and Statistic of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office and provided to the General Assembly during their deliberations on the annual appropriations bill. The southeastern average teacher salary is the average of the average teachers' salaries of the southeastern states. In projecting the southeastern average, the office shall include in the South Carolina base teacher salary all local teacher supplements and all incentive pay. Under this schedule, school districts are required to maintain local salary supplements per teacher no less than their prior fiscal level. In Fiscal Year 1986 and thereafter teacher pay raises through adjustments in the state's minimum salary schedule may be provided only to teachers who demonstrate minimum knowledge proficiency by meeting one of the following criteria:
           (1) holding a valid professional certificate;
           (2) having a score of 425 or greater on the Commons Examination of the National Teachers Examinations;
           (3) meeting the minimum qualifying score on the appropriate area teaching examination; or
           (4) meeting the minimum standards on the basic skills examinations as prescribed by the State Board of Education provided in Section 59-26-20 The General Assembly shall establish the starting teacher salary each year in the annual appropriations act. The salary schedule and Education Finance Act inflation factor may be determined in the annual General Appropriations Act." /

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