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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Procedure 5310 - SALARY COMPENSATION

1. Certificated Non-Supervisory Salaries
Staff under contract to the district shall be paid according to current staff salary schedules.

The district shall adopt annual salary schedules and reproduce the same. Such schedules shall be the basis for salaries of certificated non-supervisory staff in the district.

Credits earned by certificated staff after September 1, 1995 shall be eligible for application to the salary schedule only if the course content meets one of the following criteria:

A. 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;

B. The course pertains to the individual’s current assignment or expected assignment for the subsequent school year;

C. The course is necessary to obtain an endorsement required by the state board of education;

D. The course is specifically required to obtain an advanced level of certification;

E. 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; and

F. Advancement on the salary schedule will be consistent with the timelines and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement.

2. Classified Salaries
Classified staff shall be placed on the approved wage and salary guide for classes of such staff. The superintendent is authorized to credit past service of an applicant for employment in the district for placement on the wage or salary guide.

In order to advance one step on the salary schedule, a staff member must have served at least two-thirds of the prior work year with the district.

3. Administrative Salaries
The superintendent is authorized to make the initial placement of administrators on the appropriate schedule after considering professional preparation, experience and the position.

4. Military, Peace Corps or Vista Service Credit
The superintendent is authorized to grant one year of increment credit for each year served in the military, Peace Corps or Vista service or professional employment providing such service interrupted the staff member’s actual teaching career. For purposes of credit, one-half or more of a year of service shall be counted as a full year.

Legal References:
Annual salary schedule as basis for salaries for certificated employees -  RCW 28A.405.200
Finance—General Apportionment— Certificated Instructional Staff - WAC 392-121-200 to 299

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Superintendent: August 9, 2000
Revised by the Superintendent: 06.04