CHAPTER 48

UNIFORM STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR TEACHERS IN FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A UNIFORM STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR TEACHERS IN THE FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, AND TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. There is hereby established a permanent State Supported Uniform Salary Schedule and Classification of and for teachers, principals and certain other persons in the Free Public Schools of Delaware, to be effective, and to remain in effect, on and after the First Day of July, A. D. 1947, as follows:

       

Principals

 

Preparation:

         

Years of

Experience

2 Yrs

4 Yrs

Master's Degree

Agriculture (12 mos)

Elem. School

2nd Group High School

1st Group High School

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

 

(5)

 

0

1600

2000

2200

2550

1930

2550

3150

1

1675

2000

2200

2650

2030

2650

3250

3

1866

2100

2300

2850

2230

2850

3450

4

1930

2200

2400

2960

2330

2950

3550

5

2005

2300

2500

3050

2430

2950

3650

6

2080

2400

2600

3160

2530

3150

3750

7

2155

2500

2700

3250

2630

3250

3850

8

2230

2600

2800

3360

2730

3350

3950

9

2305

2700

2900

3460

2830

3450

4050

10

2380

2800

3000

3560

2930

3550

4150

Possible

Maximums:

3000

3600

3800

4200

3700

4300

4700

"--Maximum 1947-1948

"--Maximum 1948-1949

(1) Experience:--Years of Experience as herein used shall mean years of teaching. Ninety-one days in any school year shall constitute one year of experience, provided, however, that not more than one year of experience may be credited for any one calendar year.

(2), (3), (4), (5) Preparation, Master's Degree, Agriculture, Principals:--The foregoing words as herein used shall mean Preparation, Master's Degree, Agriculture and Principals, as defined in the rules and regulations for the Certification of teachers as are now or may hereafter be prescribed by the State Board of Education.

Section 2. Effective July 1, 1947, and continuing for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1947, and ending June 30, 1948, and beginning July 1, 1948 and ending June 30, 1949, respectively, there shall be added to the funds provided for instructional salaries of persons covered by this Act of the Board of Education of the City of Wilmington and of each of the Boards of Education of the special school districts throughout the State, and of the State Board of Education for school districts of the Statd Board Units, hereinafter referred to as "Districts and Units", a sum sufficient to bring the total salary of each person in each of the classifications set forth in said schedule and classifications up to the minimum salary therein set forth for each person in each respective classification, and to provide a minimum increase for each such person of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1947 and ending June 30, 1948, and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1948 and ending June 30, 1949, over and above the annual rate of salary that such person will receive for the school year 1946-1947, less the temporary' salary increase payable under the provisions of Senate Bill No. 18 passed at the 114th General Assembly and approved by the Governor on January 27, 1947.

Section 3. To carry out the provisions of this Act in the allocation of funds the State Board of Education shall allocate, during each of the years beginning July 1, 1947 and July 1, 1948, respectively, to the Board of Public Education in the City of Wilmington and to each of the Boards of Education of the special school districts throughout the State, and to the State Board of Education for school districts of the State Board Unit the amounts required to bring the salaries of persons covered by this Act up to the standards herein provided for, such amounts to be determined from the personnel classification of persons covered by this Act.

Section 4. The State Board of Education shall, as soon as the classification of persons covered by said salary schedule and classification has been determined for any year, and the amounts to be allocated as provided in Section 3 of this Act have been estimated, advise the State Treasurer and the Auditor of Accounts who shall cause such monies to be made available to the respective "Districts and Units" in the respective amounts to carry out the purposes of this Act.

Section 5. In the event that any person or persons covered by this Act shall be replaced, the district or unit shall contribute as much, if necessary, from the funds appropriated directly to such district or unit by the Legislature for instructional salaries as it did toward the salary of the person or persons replaced:

Section 6. In the event any additional personnel covered by this Act, over and above those employed or vacancies existing on February 1, 1947, shall be employed, the amount to be provided under this Act toward the salary of such person or persons in any one school year shall not be more than $400.00 for persons having four years or more of preparation and $450.00 for those having less than four years' preparation.

Section 7. There is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education the sum of Seven Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($725,000.00 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1947 and ending June 30, 1948, and the sum of Seven Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($725,000.00) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1948 and ending June 30, 1949, for the purposes of, and subject to, the provisions contained in this Act.

Section 8. The State Board of Education shall have the authority to make such rules and regulations as shall make the application of the aforesaid salary schedule uniform throughout the State.

Section 9. If any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Act shall, for any reason, be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this Act but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered. *

Section 10. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

Section 11. This Act may be cited as the "State Supported Salary Schedule for Teachers".

Section 12. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved February 27, 1947.