Aides, Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teachers (ECCAT), Paraprofessionals


In addition to our hardworking teachers, school aides and paraprofessionals are on the front lines in classrooms across West Virginia.  School aides and paraprofessionals provide a necessary and important function in the learning and development of every West Virginia school child.  

The WVSSPA is committed to the following legislative goals for West Virginia's school aides, paraprofessionals, and ECCAT personnel:

Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher (ECCAT) Legislation

  • Re-introduce the ECCAT legislation by offering amendments concerning the following:      
  1. Fix the language so that it reflects the original legislative intent in SB359.
  2. Providing extra pay for ECCAT, aides and paraprofessionals who work in classrooms where the number of students exceeds 20 in Kindergarten and 25 in grades 1-4.

Personnel Salaries

  • Adequate funding for a 4-year salary package for service personnel and teachers with across the board implementation: Year 1-$2,000; Year 2-$2,000; Year 3-$2,000; Year 4-$4000
  • Re-instate the holiday pay
  • Automatic cost-of-living increases

WV PEIA Insurance

  • Increase PEIA employer contribution to match employment numbers
  • Re-instate the retiree subsidy for new hires as of July 1, 2010
  • Stronger healthcare cost containment legislation

WV State Board of Education 

  • Require legislative approval for State BOE members

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  • Rachel Sherman
    commented 2020-09-04 10:31:19 -0400
    Question regarding additional pay for over 20 there any talk of this going thru this year? At this time I’m in a class with 19 brick students but the class i am in May take up to 23 total students. The teacher is applying for the additional pay. When and where would an ECCAT Aide apply.
  • Susan Kennedy
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-05 05:58:36 -0400
    Aides, Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teachers (ECCAT), Paraprofessionals


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