CHAPTER 261

RELATING TO STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULES

FOR TEACHERS, ETC.

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 14, OF THE DELAWARE CODE BY INCREASING THE UNIFORM STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR SUPERINTENDENTS, PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS, NURSES, SECRETARIES, CLERKS, AND CUSTODIAL PERSONNEL OF THE VARIOUS DISTRICTS OF THE STATE, AND BY MAKING ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

SECTION 1. Title 14, of the Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking out all of § 1305 (a) and inserting in lieu thereof a new § 1305 (a) as follows:

§ 1305. Basic salary schedule for teachers, principals, and superintendents

(a) Teachers who hold appropriate certificates and whose salaries are paid for 10 months per year shall receive annual salaries according to the following schedule:

Years of
Experience

No
Degree

Bachelor's
Degree

Master's
Degree

Doctor's
Degree

0

$2700

$3100

$3300

$3700

1

2860

3260

3460

3860

2

3020

3420

3620

4020

3

3180

3580

3780

4180

4

3340

3740

3940

4340

5

3500

3900

4100

4500

6

3660

4060

4260

4660

7

3820

4220

4420

4820

8

3980

4380

4580

4980

9

4140

4540

4740

5140

10 or more

4300

4700

4900

5300

Section 2. Title 14 of the Delaware Code is hereby amended by striking out § 1308 and inserting in lieu thereof a new § 1308 as follows :

§ 1308. Salary schedule for school senior secretaries

There is hereby established a permanent State Supported Uniform Salary Schedule for Senior Secretaries in the various school districts of this State who have qualifications required by the State Board of Education. Such a Senior Secretary with no experience shall receive $200 per month, to which shall be added $10.00 for each additional year of experience up to ten years. A Senior Secretary with ten or more years of experience shall receive $300.00 per month.

Section 3. Title 14 of the Delaware Code is hereby amended by striking out § 1309 and inserting in lieu thereof a new § 1309 as follows:

§ 1309. Salary schedule for school secretaries

There is hereby established a permanent State Supported Uniform Salary Schedule for Secretaries in the various school districts of this State who have qualifications required by the State Board of Education. Such a Secretary with no experience shall receive $183.33 per month, to which shall be added $8.00 for each additional year of experience up to ten years. A Secretary with ten or more years of experience shall receive $263.33 per month.

Section 4. Title 14 of the Delaware Code is hereby amended by striking out § 1310 and by substituting in lieu thereof a new § 1310 as follows:

§ 1310. Salary schedule for school nurses

(a) A registered nurse without public school or public health experience, and no years of experience shall receive an annual salary of $2,600.00, to which shall be added $160.00 for each year of experience up to ten years. A nurse with ten or more years of experience shall receive an annual salary of $4,200.00.

(b) A registered nurse with 15 credits or .1 year Public Health Experience shall receive $200.00 above the appropriate figure in subsection (a) of this section.

Section 5. Title 14 of the Delaware Code is amended by striking out § 1311 and by substituting in lieu thereof a new § 1311 as follows:

§ 1311. Salary schedule for school custodial personnel

There is hereby established a permanent State Supported Uniform Salary Schedule for School custodial personnel who have qualifications required by the State Board of Education and who work and are paid for twelve months per year as follows:

(a) Chief Custodians shall receive an annual beginning salary of $3,300.00 to which shall be added $100.00 for each year of experience, provided that the maximum annual salary shall not exceed $3,700.00.

(b) Fireman shall receive an annual beginning salary of $2,700.00 to which shall be added $150.00 for each year of experience, provided that the maximum annual salary shall not exceed $3,300.00.

(c) Custodian-Firemen shall receive an annual beginning salary of $2,600.00 to which shall be added $150.00 for each year of experience, provided that the maximum annual salary shall not exceed $3,200.00.

(d) Custodians shall receive an annual beginning salary of $2,400.00 to which shall be added $150.00 for each year of experience, provided that the maximum annual salary shall not exceed $3,000.00.

Section 6. The salaries paid to persons whose salaries are increased by the foregoing sections of this act shall be paid at the new rate beginning July 1, 1955.

Section 7. Each school board shall upon the request of the Auditor, Budget Commission, or State Board of Education fur-

nish certification that the schedules and the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education regarding salary schedules are being fully complied with.

Section 8. For the purpose of carrying out the foregoing provisions of this act there is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education, in addition to any sums heretofore appropriated, NINE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS, and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1956, the sum of NINE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Section 9. This act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Section 10. Amend Chapter 13, Title 14, § 1313, Delaware Code, by striking out the figures "$400" as they appear therein and substituting in lieu thereof the figures "$200".

Approved June 9, 1955.