406 LICENSED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

406.1 LICENSED EMPLOYEE SALARY SCHEDULE

The board will establish salary schedules for licensed employees' positions keeping in mind the financial condition of the school district, the education and experience of the licensed employee, the educational philosophy of the school district, and other factors deemed relevant by the board.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board annually regarding the salary schedule.  The salary schedule is subject to review and modification through the collective bargaining process.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that certified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding wages and salaries of such employees will be followed.

 

Legal Reference:        Iowa Code §§ 20.1, .4, .7, .9; 279.8 (2013).

Cross Reference:        405        Licensed Employees - General

                                   406.2     Licensed Employee Salary Schedule Advancement

Approved:                   6-9-97

Reviewed:                   11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:                      6-9-03

 

406.2 LICENSED EMPLOYEE SALARY SCHEDULE ADVANCEMENT

The board will determine which licensed employees will advance on the salary schedule for the licensed employees' positions, keeping in mind the financial condition of the school district, the education and experience of the licensed employee, the educational philosophy of the school district, and other considerations as determined by the board.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board for the advancement of licensed employees on the salary schedule.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that certified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding salary schedule advancement of such employees will be followed.

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 20.1, .4, .7, .9; 279.8 (2013).

Cross Reference:         405      Licensed Employees - General

                                   406      Licensed Employee Compensation and Benefits

Approved:                   6-9-97

Reviewed:                   11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:                      6-9-03

 

 

 

 

406.3 LICENSED EMPLOYEE CONTINUED EDUCATION CREDIT

Continued education on the part of licensed employees may entitle them to advancement on the salary schedule.  Licensed employees who have completed additional hours will be considered for advancement on the salary schedule.  The board shall determine which licensed employees will advance on the salary schedule for continued education keeping in mind the financial condition of the school district, the education and experience of the licensed employee, the educational philosophy of the school district, and any other items deemed relevant by the board.

Licensed employees who plan to take approved graduate courses at a recognized college or university shall submit the appropriate graduate credit approval form to the superintendent no later than one week in advance of the start of the course(s).  Upon completion of the course(s), an official transcript shall be presented to the superintendent.

Licensed employees who believe they will qualify to move horizontally on the salary schedule shall notify the superintendent in writing no later than June 1, prior to the year the move will take place.  Licensed employees who qualify for the move shall provide the superintendent suitable evidence of additional educational credits no later than September 15.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board for the advancement of a licensed employee on the salary schedule.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between licensed employees in a certified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding continued education credit of such employees shall be followed.

 

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 20.1, .4, .7, .9; 279.8 (2013).

Cross Reference:         405     Licensed Employees - General

                                  406     Licensed Employee Compensation and Benefits

Approved:       2-14-83

Reviewed:       9-11-89, 6-28-93, 11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:          10-9-89, 4-10-00, 6-9-03

 

 

406.4 LICENSED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION FOR EXRA DUTY

A licensed employee may volunteer or be required to take on extra duty, with the extra duty being secondary to the major responsibility of the licensed employee. The board shall establish a salary schedule for extra duty licensed employee positions, keeping in mind the financial condition of the school district, the education and experience of the licensed employee, the educational philosophy of the school district, and other considerations as determined by the board.

Vacant extra duty positions, for which extra compensation will be earned, will be posted to allow qualified licensed employees to volunteer for the extra duty. If no licensed employee volunteers for extra duty, the superintendent shall assign the extra duty positions to qualified licensed employees. The licensed employee shall receive compensation for the extra duty required to be performed.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board annually as to which licensed employees shall have the extra duty, and the salary schedule for extra duty, for the board's review.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that certified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding the compensation for extra duties of such employees shall be followed.

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 20.1, .4, .7, .9; 279.8, .13-.15, .19A-B (2013).

Cross Reference:         405      Licensed Employees - General

                                    406      Licensed Employee Compensation and Benefits

Approved:       6-11-01

Reviewed:       6-9-03, 11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:

 

 

 

406.5 LICENSED EMPLOYEE GROUP INSURANCE BENEFITS

Licensed employees may be eligible for group benefits as determined by the board and required by law. The board will select the group benefit program(s) and the insurance company or third party administrator which will provide or administer the program.

In accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the board will offer licensed employees who work an average of at least thirty (30) hours per week or one hundred thirty (130) hours per month, based on the measurement method adopted by the board, with minimum essential coverage that is both affordable and provides minimum value. The board will have the authority and right to change or eliminate group benefit programs, other than the group health plan, for its licensed employees.

Licensed employees who work an average of at least thirty (30) hours per week or one hundred thirty (130) hours per month, based on the measurement method adopted by the board, are eligible to participate in the group health plan. Licensed employees who work twenty (20) hours per week are eligible to participate life and long term disability group insurance plans. Employers should maintain documents regarding eligible employee’s acceptance and rejection of coverage.

Regular part-time employees (i.e., employees who work less than 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month for health benefit purposes or employees who work less than (20) hours per week for benefits (other than health) who wish to purchase coverage may participate in group benefit programs by meeting the requirements of the applicable plan. Full-time and regular part-time licensed employees who wish to purchase coverage for their spouse or dependents may do so by meeting the requirements of the applicable plan.

Licensed employees and their spouse and dependents may be allowed to continue coverage of the school district's group health program if they cease employment with the school district by meeting the requirements of the plan. 

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in the certified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding the group insurance benefits of such employees will be followed.

 

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 20.9; 85; 85B; 279.12, .27; 509; 509A; 509B (2013).

                                   Internal Revenue Code § 4980H(c)(4); Treas. Reg. § 54.4980H-1(a)(21)(ii).

     Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage, 26 CFR Parts 1, 54 and 301, 78 Fed. Reg. 217, (Jan 2, 2013).

     Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage, 26 CFR Parts 1, 54 and 301, 79 Fed. Reg. 8543 (Feb. 12,

     2014).

Cross Reference:         405.1   Licensed Employee Defined

                                    706.2   Payroll Deductions

Approved:    6-9-97

Reviewed:    1-23-12,

Revised:       6-9-03, 11-13-06, 11-28-16

406.6 LICENSED EMPLOYEE TAX SHELTER PROGRAMS

The board authorizes the administration to make a payroll deduction for licensed employees' tax sheltered annuity premiums purchased from a company or program chosen by the board and collective bargaining units.

Licensed employees wishing to have payroll deductions for tax sheltered annuities will make a written request to the superintendent.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in the certified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding the tax sheltered annuities of such employees will be followed.

 

 Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 20.9; 260C; 273; 294.16 (2013).

                                    1988 Op. Att'y Gen. 38.

                                    1976 Op. Att'y Gen. 462, 602.

                                    1966 Op. Att'y Gen. 211, 220.

Cross Reference:         706      Payroll Procedures

Approved:                   2-14-83

Reviewed:                   6-28-93, 11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:                      6-9-97, 6-9-03