CHAPTER 489

EDUCATION - INCREASING UNIFORM STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR SUPERINTENDENTS, PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS, NURSES, SECRETARIES, CLERKS, CUSTODIANS AND CUSTODIAL PERSONNEL

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 48, VOLUME 46, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 195, VOLUME 47, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BY INCREASING THE UNIFORM STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR SUPERINTENDENTS, PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS, NURSES, SECRETARIES, CLERKS, CUSTODIANS AND CUSTODIAL PERSONNEL OF THE VARIOUS SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF THE STATE; BY AUTHORIZING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN WILMINGTON TO INCREASE THE SALARIES OF THEIR ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES; AND BY MAKING ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. That Section 1 of Chapter 48, Volume 46, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Chapter 195, Volume 47, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of A (1) and inserting in lieu thereof the following new salary schedule entitled A (1):

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

$2400

$2800

$3000

$3400

1

2560

2960

3160

3560

2

2720

3120

3320

3720

3

2880

3280

3480

3880

4

3040

3440

3640

4040

5

3200

3600

3800

4200

6

3360

3760

3960

4360

7

3520

3920

4120

4520

8

3680

4080

4280

4680

9

3840

4240

4440

4840

10 or more

4000

4400

4600

5000

Section 2. That Section 2 of the aforesaid Chapter be and the same is hereby amended by striking out Section 2 and by substituting in lieu thereof a new Section, as follows:

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

No. of Years'

Experience

Salary per

Month

0

$175.00

1

185.00

2

195.00

3

205.00

4

215.00

5

225.00

6

235.00

7

245.00

8

255.00

9

265.00

10 or more

275.00

B. Clerks who have qualifications required by the State Board of Education and who work and are paid for ten months per year shall be paid as follows:

No. of Years'

Experience

Salary per

Month

0

$158.33

1

166.33

2

174.33

3

182.33

4

190.33

5

198.33

6

206.33

7

214.33

8

222.33

9

230.33

10 or more

238.33

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 service rendered.

Section 3. That Section 3 of the aforesaid Chapter be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out the said Section 3 and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

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 of

Experience

Registered Nurse Without

Public School or Public

Health Experience

Registered Nurse with

15 Credits or 1 Year

Public Health

0

$ 2300.

$ 2500.

1

2460.

2660.

2

2620.

2820.

3

2780.

2980.

4

2940.

3140.

5

3100.

3300.

6

3260.

3460.

7

3420.

3620.

8

3580.

3780.

9

3740.

3940.

10 or more

3900.

4100.

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. That Section 4 of the aforesaid Chapter be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of Section 4 of said Section and by substituting in lieu thereof a new Section, as follows:

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 $3000. to $3400.

Fireman $2400. to $3000.

Custodian-Fireman $2300. to $2900.

Custodian $2100. to $2700.

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. The State Board of Education and the Board of Public Education in Wilmington are hereby authorized to increase the salaries of their supervisory and administrative employees engaged in educational pursuits not covered by the schedule in Section 1 of this Act, as the rules of the respective Boards shall provide, but no increase so granted from State funds to an employee shall be more than Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00) per annum.

Section 6. The salaries paid to persons whose salaries are increased in Sections 1 through 5 of this Act shall be paid at the new rate beginning January 1, 1952.

Section 7. In addition to the sums appropriated in Chapter 195, Volume 47, Laws of Delaware, there is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education as follows:

(A) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Section 1 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, the sum of Five Hundred Thirty Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($530,800.00), and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1952, and ending June 30, 1953, the sum of Nine Hundred Eighteen Thousand Dollars ($918,000.00).

(B) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Section 2 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, the sum of Thirty Thousand Sixty Dollars ($30,060.00), and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1952, and ending June 30, 1953, the sum of Fifty Thousand One Hundred Dollars ($50,100.00).

(C) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Section 3 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, the sum of Eleven Thousand One Hundred Sixty Dollars ($11,160.00), and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1952, and ending June 30, 1953, the sum of Eighteen Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($18,600.00).

(D) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Section 4 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, the sum of Fifty Thousand Two Hundred Twenty Dollars ($50,220.00), and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1952, and ending June 30, 1953, the sum of Eighty-three Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($83,700.00).

(E) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Section 5 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, the sum of Nineteen Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($19,200.00), and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1952, and ending June 30, 1953, the sum of Thirty-two Thousand Dollars ($32,000.00).

Section 8. 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 January 15, 1952.