LOWER KUSKOKWIM SCHOOL DISTRICT
PO BOX 305
BETHEL, ALASKA 99559
SALARY SCHEDULE (2004-2005 SCHOOL YEAR)
Initial placement and subsequent horizontal movement shall be based on official transcripts and records submitted to the District by the teacher.
Reference to credit hours means semester hours of the equivalent earned subsequent to the date on which the relevant degree was conferred. Relevant degree means either a Bachelorís or Masterís degree
Credit hours, beyond the relevant degree, utilized for placement purposes must have been earned as a requisite for an actively sought advanced degree, or be in the teacherís major or minor field, special education, English as a second language, reading, education (except student teaching), or in a field relevant to the teacherís present or previously assigned area, provided the course was taken concurrent with such previous assignment (including Alaskan History, culture, Native Land Claims, Bilingual or Bicultural courses), or with the written approval of the Superintendent. Credits must be earned from accredited institutions.
A teacher shall be placed on the step of the salary schedule based on the sum of creditable years of teaching experience in Alaska in a public school, BIA school, or non-public school approved for the year(s) in question by the Department of Education and a maximum of six (6) years of creditable teacher experience outside of the State of Alaska, providing that during such service the person held a teaching position requiring a teaching certificate as a condition of employment, and further that the school(s) in question were either public schools in the United States or overseas dependent schools. For physical therapists, speech pathologists, school psychologists and other Type C positions as determined by the Superintendent, professional experience providing relevant services to school age children shall be considered ďteaching experienceĒ for purposes of step placement.
For initial placement or horizontal movement the following minimum mix of college level courses must be met:
Credit hours of teachers employed during the 1984-85 school year which have been counted for salary placement or horizontal movement prior to the ratification of the Agreement shall continue to be counted. Credit hours earned during the 1984-85 school year by teachers on an educational leave of absence or sabbatical will be counted for horizontal movement upon their return. Future horizontal movement, however, will be based on the aforementioned teachers filling the requirement of this section
Last update February 11, 2004