Certified Salary Schedule Placement

For placement on the salary schedule, for teachers, only experience in the following schools shall count for years of service:  public schools; private schools in Wyoming accredited by the State Department of Education (e.g., Cathedral Home); United States Department of Defense schools; university laboratory schools accredited by NCATE or one of the six regional accrediting agencies (e.g. AdvancEd) or lab schools in a university accredited by NCATE or one of the six regional accrediting agencies; private schools accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies; and for years attained as a teacher in a regional development preschool system as defined by W.S. 21-2-701 (a)(iii).  It is the responsibility of the new hire to provide documentation that the school in which s/he taught meets one of these criteria.

For placement on the salary schedule for other certified professionals, experience will be granted for years of service in the school settings listed in #1 above and/or experience will also be counted for years of professional service in areas which are directly tied to their degree/certification status consistent with the position they are being offered with ACSD 1 (ie: a person who has worked as a licensed OT/PT for 3 years at a hospital would be granted those years experience once hired to work with ACSD 1).

For incoming teachers whose sole teaching experience is in public schools in the State of Wyoming, they will be placed on the step corresponding to their number of years experience in the “Experience” column.  For incoming teachers with public school experience outside the State of Wyoming, they will be placed on the step corresponding to their number of years experience in the “Experience” column; maximum number of years that will be accepted is five years (6th step on salary schedule).  For incoming teachers with a combination of in-state and out-of-state experience, the following will be used for determining the appropriate step: +A4 a.  Total years experience is five or fewer:  Placement is made per “experience” column.  b.  Total years experience is more than five:  The number of years which will be accepted is a  maximum of five years out-of-state experience plus the number of years of Wyoming  experience.  Placement for the total will be made per the “experience” column.

Experience for other certified professionals will be granted in the same manner as outlined above for teachers.  That is to say all Wyoming experience for professional years of service will be counted and up to a maximum of 5 years out of state experience for professional years of service will be counted.

Experience, to count, must be for a full school year if outside Albany County School District One and for a full semester if inside Albany County School District One.  The former employer will verify the length of such experience.

In order for credit hours to count toward horizontal salary advancement, the credit must be earned after the degree was conferred, as indicated by the official transcript of credit.

The District advances part-time personnel each year on the salary schedule.  A teacher who moves from part-time employment to full-time employment without a break in service will receive partial credit for the part-time years of service.

In order for credit hours to count toward horizontal increments, they must be in accordance with the District’s guidelines on credit hours for horizontal increments (copy attached).

District employees moving to teaching positions from other job classifications without a break in service will be given partial credit for District work experience per policy.

Any full time teacher, instructional facilitator, certified tutor, librarian or counselor holding certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will have $1,000.00 added to their salary as long as their certification is current. Consistent with Wyoming Department of Education rules and guidelines, only full-time teachers, instructional facilitators, certified tutors, librarians or counselors will receive the additional $4,000 stipend added to their salary for being Nationally Board Certified.

District sponsored, PTSB approved workshops shall count toward salary advancement.  However, no more than ten of every fifteen hours may consist of a combination of PTSB credits and equivalency credit (no more than seven of every fifteen hours may be equivalency credit).  PTSB credit which is earned outside the District will not count toward salary advancement unless approved through the equivalency credit process.

For certified employees whose licensing is through some other organization other than the PTSB, ACSD 1 will allow continuing education units (CEU’s) to be counted for salary advancement in the same manner described in #11 above for teachers.  This is to say that up to 10 hours of any 15 hour lane change may come from CEU’s or equivalency credits.  Also, CEU’s will be converted to “credits” in the same manner PTSB does this for teachers.  Specifically, it takes 14 hours of seat time to earn one hour of PTSB recertification credit so 14 hours of seat time, or 14 CEU’s, will count as one credit towards salary advancement.

For all certified staff, any PTSB recertification credits or any CEU’s earned after the maximum of 10 hours per “lane change” has been met, but before the total 15 hours of credit necessary for a salary advancement has been earned, will be lost and will not be able to be applied to any future salary advancement.  The “clock” on the 10 hours of PTSB recertification credit or CEU’s does not “reset” until the full requirements of a salary advancement are met.