§ 16-7-29. Minimum salary schedule.
(a) Every municipality and regional school district shall establish and put into full effect by appropriate action of its school committee in a municipality or regional school district where the school committee is elected, or by appropriate action of the chief executive officer, in a municipality where the school committee is appointed, a salary schedule recognizing years of service, experience, and training for all certified personnel regularly employed in the public schools and having no more than twelve (12) annual steps. The term "school year" as applied to the salary schedule means the ten (10) calendar months beginning in September and ending the following June.
(b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a freeze or reduction of the monetary value of the steps in the salary schedule through the collective bargaining process.
(P.L. 1960, ch. 27, § 10; P.L. 1988, ch. 84, § 74; P.L. 1992, ch. 173, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 189, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 246, art. 19, § 5; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 21, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 265, § 4.)