|Posted:||December 7, 2020 03:38 PM|
|From:||Senator David J. Arnold, Jr.|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Ensuring Public Schools Only Pay For Services Rendered|
|In the near future I plan to re-introduce legislation (formerly SB1312) that would prohibit public school athletic coaches and activity leaders from being compensated, with taxpayer dollars, for services not rendered.
When schools were shut down by Governor Tom Wolf due to COVID-19, athletic staff and activity leaders were fully compensated because school districts were contractually obligated to pay them.
According to my legislation, prospective contracts entered into between a school board and a teacher, professional employee, or other individuals shall contain a provision that prohibits supplemental payment if the athletic season/activity is canceled in whole, or restricts payment on a pro-rata basis if the season/activity ends prematurely for:
This legislation would NOT affect the salaries of teachers. Rather, these additional duties are supplemental income and if the services are not provided the taxpayers should not be expected for them.
Please join me in cosponsoring this legislation.
Introduced as SB92