Morgan County Schools
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4251 - SERVICE PERSONNEL WORK SCHEDULE

All service personnel shall be designated as half-time or full-time employees.

The work day for one-half time employees shall be defined as three and one-half (3 1/2) hours or less of on-the-job performance.

The work day for full-time secretaries shall be defined as seven and one-half (7 1/2) hours of on-the-job performance.

The work day for clerks shall be defined as seven and one-half (7 1/2) hours of on-the job performance.

The work day for full-time aides shall be defined as seven (7) hours of on-the-job performance.

The work day for full-time cooks shall be defined as seven (7) hours of on-the-job performance.

The work day for full-time custodians and maintenance personnel shall be defined as eight (8) hours of on-the-job performance.

All service personnel will be assigned appropriate starting and dismissal times by the principal or chief administrator of the school or other work location. Principals or the chief administrators shall keep a record of arrival and departure times.

A service person may not be required to report for work more than five (5) days per week without his/her agreement and no part of any working day may be accumulated by the Board for future work assignments without his/her agreement.

If a service person whose regular work week is scheduled from Monday through Friday agrees to perform any work assignments on a Saturday or Sunday, the service person shall be paid for at least one-half day (1/2) of work for each day s/he reports for work. If the service person works more than three and one-half (3 1/2) hours on any Saturday or Sunday, s/he shall be paid for at least a full day of work for each day.

A custodian, aide, maintenance, office and school lunch service person required to work a daily work schedule that is interrupted shall be paid additional compensation. A maintenance person is defined as a person who holds a classification title other than in a custodial, aide, school lunch, office or transportation category. A service person's schedule is considered to be interrupted if s/he does not work a continuous period in one day. Aides are not regarded as working an interrupted schedule when engaged exclusively in the duties of transporting students. The additional compensation is equal to at least one eighth (1/8) of a service person's total salary as provided by the State minimum pay scale and any County pay supplement; and is payable entirely from County Board funds.

When any part of a school service employee's daily shift of work is performed between the hours of 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following day, the employee shall be paid no less than an additional ten dollars per month and one half (1/2) of the pay shall be paid with local funds. Assignment of a custodian to work shifts in a school or work site is based on seniority within the custodian classification category.

Any service employee required to work on any legal school holiday shall be paid at a rate one and one-half (1 1/2) times the employee's usual hourly rate.

Any full-time service personnel required to work in excess of their normal working day during any week which contains a school holiday for which they are paid shall be paid for the additional hours or fraction of the additional hours at a rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times their usual hourly rate and paid entirely from county board funds.

No service employee may have his/her daily work schedule changed during the school year without the employee's written consent and the employee's required daily work hours may not be changed to prevent the payment of time and one-half (1/2) wages or the employment of another employee.

Every service personnel whose employment is for a period of more than three and one-half (3 1/2) hours per day and whose pay is at least the amount indicated in the State minimum pay scale shall be provided a daily lunch recess of not less than thirty (30) consecutive minutes, and such employee shall not be assigned any responsibilities during this recess. Such recess shall be included in the number of hours worked, and the Board shall not increase the number of hours to be worked by an employee as a result of such employee being granted a recess. Service personnel may exchange their lunch recess for any compensation or benefit mutually agreed upon by the employee and the County Superintendent of Schools or his/her agent. The service personnel and the Superintendent or his/her agent may not agree to terms which are different from those available to any other service personnel within the same classification category within the individual school or to terms which in any way discriminate among such service personnel within the same classification category within the individual school. The agreement shall be in writing.

WV Code 18A-4-8, 18A-4-8a and 18A-4-14

Revised 8/3/10