CHAPTER 195

EDUCATION

UNIFORM STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR

SUPERINTENDENTS, PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS, NURSES,

SECRETARIES, CLERKS AND CUSTODIANS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 48, VOLUME 46, LAWS OF DELAWARE, 1947, BY PROVIDING A UNIFORM STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR SUPERINTENDENTS, PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS, NURSES, SECRETARIES, CLERKS, CUSTODIANS AND FOR PROVIDING SUPERVISION FOR CUSTODIAL PERSONNEL, IN THE VARIOUS SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF THE STATE, AND PROVIDING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 48 of Volume 46, Laws of Delaware, 1947, is hereby amended by the repeal of said Chapter and by enacting in lieu thereof a new Chapter 48, Volume 46, Laws of Delaware, 1947, as follows:

VOL. 46, CHAPTER 48, LAWS OF DELAWARE, 1947

Section 1. There is hereby established a permanent State Supported Uniform Salary Schedule and Classification of and for superintendents, principals in the following various school districts in the State as follows:

A. (1) Teachers who hold appropriate certificates, and whose salaries are paid for ten months per year shall receive annual salaries according to the following schedule:

Years of No Bachelor's Master's Doctor's

Experience Degree Degree Degree Degree

0

$2000

$2400

$2600

$3000

1

2160

2560

2760

3160

2

2320

2720

2920

3320

Years of
Experience

No
Degree

Bachelor's
Degree

Master's
Degree

Doctor's Degree

3

2480

2880

3080

3480

4

2640

3040

3240

3640

5

2800

3200

3400

3800

6

2960

3360

3560

3960

7

3120

3520

3720

4120

8

3280

3680

3880

4280

9

3440

3840

4040

4440

10 or more

3600

4000

4200

4600

A. (2) A teacher who is employed for more than ten months per year and paid accordingly shall receive a payment of one-tenth of the amount designated in the schedule, A. (1), for such teacher for each additional month of employment per year.

B. The administrative or supervisory annual salary for the superintendent or principal of a school district, who is the chief school officer of his district and who holds a certificate appropriate for his position shall be calculated according to the following schedule: To the appropriate amount in the schedule, A. (1), for such a person shall be added the following:

Months

10

11

12

3-5

$300

6-11

$400

No. 12-16

$500

700

of Teachers

17-25

$ 700
900
1,100

26-39

$ 900 1,200 1,500

40 or more

$1,100 1,400 1,700

   
     

The number of teachers used in the calculations of the salary of a principal or superintendent shall not include the principal or superintendent.

C. The administrative or supervisory annual salary of a principal who is subordinate to a chief school officer in a district shall be calculated by adding to the appropriate amount in schedule A. (1) for such person, the following:

(1) For a principal in charge of a school in a separate building when such building is located on a site away from the main building, add amounts as follows:

(a) If he has three, but not more than seven teachers, add $200;

(b) If he has eight, but not more than fourteen teachers, add $350;

(c) If he has fifteen or more teachers, add $500.

(2) For a principal in charge of an elementary or secondary school when such a school is located in the main building or on the same site, who spends more than one-half his school time in teaching and who has under his direction fifteen or more teachers, add $500.00.

(3) F

(3) The term "school district" as used in this Act shall mean a school district, a special school district, or the school district of the City of Wilmington.

(4) or a principal in charge of an elementary or a secondary school which is located in the main building or on the same site as the main building, who spends less than one-half of his school time in teaching and who has under his direction twenty or more teachers, add $750.00.

(5) A teacher who is counted in (1), (2), or (3), above shall not be counted in more than one calculation, if his time is divided between two schools. The number of teachers shall not include the principal.

D. (1) "Years of Experience" as herein used shall mean years of service in a public school or a regularly organized private school. 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, provided that years of service in the armed forces shall be counted also as years of experience in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the State Board of Education in this respect.

D. (2) The words "preparation," "bachelor's degree," "master's degree," "doctor's degree," "Principal," "superintendent," "elementary school," "secondary school," as herein used shall have the meanings as are now or shall be defined by The State Board of Education.

Section 2. There is hereby established a permanent State Supported Uniform Salary Schedule for school secretaries and clerks in the various school districts of the State as follows:

A. Secretaries who have qualifications required by the rules of the State Board of Education and who work and are paid for twelve months per year shall be paid as follows:


C. Experience of school secretaries and clerks shall be evaluated by the State Board of Education, taking into consideration the number of months and the nature of the services rendered.

Section 3. There is hereby established a permanent State Supported Uniform Salary Schedule for school nurses in the various school districts of the State as follows:

Years Registered Nurses Without Registered Nurses

of Public School or Public Health With 15 Credits or

Experience Experience 1 Year Public Health

0

$2,000

$2,200

1

2,160

2,360

2

2,320

2,520

3

2,480

2,680

4

2,640

2,840

5

2,800

3,000

6

2,960

3,160

7

3,120

3,320

8

3,280

3,480

9

3,440

3,640

10 or more

3,600

3,800

Experience of school nurses shall be evaluated by the State Board of Education, taking into consideration the number of months and the nature of the services rendered.

Section 4. School custodians who have qualifications required by the State Board of Education and who work and are paid for twelve months per year, shall be paid as follows:

Chief Custodian $2700 to $3100

Fireman 2100 to 2700

Custodian-Fireman 2000 to 2600

Custodian 1800 to 2400

Experience of school custodians shall be evaluated by the State Board of Education taking into consideration the number of months and the nature of the services rendered.

Section 5. (A) The salary paid from State funds to any person employed by a school district in this State at the time of the approval of this Act shall not be increased more than $600 in any one year by reason of the application of this salary schedule, nor shall such salary exceed the amount provided in the aforesaid schedules.

(B) The salary paid from State funds to any person employed by a school district in this State at the time of the approval of this Act shall not be reduced by reason of the application of this salary schedule, except in the case of a change in classification.

(C) Any person employed by a school district in this State who does not fully meet the qualifications set up by the State Board of Education shall not receive any salary paid in part by State funds unless said salary shall be at least Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00) less than the amounts provided in the salary schedules in this Act.

Section 6. (A) To carry out the provision of this Act as it applies to persons covered by Section 1. (A), 'in the allocation of funds, the State Board of Education shall allocate the funds appropriated in Section 7. (A) to the Board of Public Education in Wilmington, 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 for the year beginning July 1, 1949, and ending June 30, 1950, the amounts required to pay the difference between the salaries provided according to the former Chapter 48, Volume 46, Laws of Delaware, 1947, which are included in the appropriations to the respective units aforesaid, and the salaries provided for in this Act, for employees in service in the respective districts on May 1, 1949, or for vacancies existing on that date; and for the year beginning July 1, 1950 and ending June 30, 1951, the amounts required to pay the difference between the salaries provided according to the former Chapter 48, Volume 46, Laws of Delaware, 1947, which are included in the appropriations to the respective units aforesaid, and the salaries provided for in this Act, for employees in service in the respective districts on May 1, 1950, or for vacancies existing on that date.

(B) To carry out the provisions of this Act as it applies to Section 1-B, Section 2, Section 3, and Section 4, the State Board of Education shall allocate to the Board of Public Education in Wilmington, to each of the Boards 'of Education of the special school districts throughout the State, and to the State Board of Education for the school districts of the State Board Unit, for the year beginning July 1, 1949, and ending June 30, 1950, the amounts required to bring the salaries of employees covered by this Act in the employ of the respective districts on May 1, 1949, or of vacancies existing on that date, up to the amounts herein provided for; and for the year beginning July 1, 1950, and ending June 30, 1951, the amounts required to bring the salaries of employees covered by this Act in the employ of the respective districts on May 1, 1950, or vacancies existing .on that date, up to the amounts herein provided for.

Section 7. There is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education as follows:

A. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Section 1. (a) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1949, and ending June 30, 1950, the sum of One Million Seventy-five Thousand and Thirty-five Dollars ($1,075,035.00) and, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1950, and ending June 30, 1951, the sum of One Million Eight Hundred Forty-five Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy Dollars ($1,845,770.00).

B. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Section 1-B and C, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1949, and ending June 30, 1950, the sum of Seventy Thousand Dollars ($70,000.00) ; and, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1950, and ending June 30, 1951, the sum of One Hundred and Forty-five Thousand Dollars ($145,000.00).

C. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Section 2, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1949, and ending June 30, 1950, the sum of Seventy Thousand Dollars ($70,000.00) ; and, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1950, and ending June 30, 1951, the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00).

D. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Section 3, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1949; and ending June 30, 1950, the sum of Thirty-four Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($34,400.00); and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1950, and ending June 30, 1951, the sum of Sixty Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($60,200.00).

E. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Section 4 and for providing supervision for custodial personnel by the State Board of Education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1949, and ending June 30, 1950, the . sum of $190,000.00; and, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1950, and ending June 30, 1951, the sum of $200,000.00.

Section 8. The amounts appropriated in A, B, C, D, and E, of Section 7, shall be used only for the salaries of employees in the groups designated and shall not be transferred from one group to another.

Section 9. The State Board of Education shall determine the number of employees in each district to be paid in accordance with Section 1, Schedule A (2) ; Section 1, Schedule B; Section 1, Schedule C; Section 2, Schedule A; Section 2, Schedule B; Section 3; and Section 4; and 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 10. Nothing contained in this Act shall be inter preted to prevent any Board of Education or Board of School Trustees from paying an additional amount of salary to any employee, provided the additional amount be supplied by other funds than those supplied by State Appropriations.

Section 11. 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 12. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

Section 13. This Act shall be cited as the "Uniform State Supported Salary Schedule for Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, Nurses, Secretaries, and Clerks of Schools."

Section 14. 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 June 8, 1949.