Interpretation's Date: July 28, 1997
by superintendent Henry Marockie
Section: V. Personnel
SubSection: B. Principals, Supervisors, and Central Office Administrators



July 28, 1997

Mr. Paul Blankenship
Transportation Director
Summers County Schools
116 Main Street
Hinton, West Virginia 25951

Dear Mr. Blankenship:

This is in response to your letter of May 7, 1997, in which you request an interpretation from our office regarding the normal work day for a transportation director.

Specifically, you ask whether a director is entitled to split shift pay if they work a split shift so that they do not work more than eight hours in a day.

West Virginia Code 18A-4-8 states that "Custodians, aides, maintenance, office and school lunch employees required to work a daily work schedule that is interrupted, that is, who do not work a continuous period in one day, shall be paid additional compensation equal to at least one eighth of their total salary as provided by their state minimum salary and any county pay supplement, and payable entirely from county funds: Provided, That when engaged in duties of transporting students exclusively, aides shall not be regarded as working an interrupted schedule." This code section does not provide additional pay for transportation directors.

Hoping I have been of service, I am



Henry Marockie
State Superintendent of Schools


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