Ensuring children are safely and efficiently transported to school is paramount to the learning process.  Every day, West Virginia’s 3,000 diligent transportation workers are responsible for the safe passage of our most precious resource: our children.

The WVSSPA is committed to the following legislative goals for West Virginia's school transportation workers:

Safe Schools Act

  • Require CPI training for bus operators and aides
  • Include any employee who is in loco parentis within the Safe Schools Act

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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