CHAPTER 157

APPROPRIATION - STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULES FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES AND MAKING APPROPRIATION.

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

Section 1. Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new section as follows:

§ 1322. Salary schedule for school lunch employees

(a) School lunch managers who have the qualifications required by the State Board of Education and who work on a program of seven hours per day for each school day of the 10 month school year shall be paid as follows:

Years of

Experience

Manager

Manager

with 1 year

of College

Manager

with 2 years

of College

Manager

with

Bachelors

Degree

0

2000

2300

2600

3200

1

2150

2450

2750

3350

2

2300

2600

2900

3500

3

2450

2750

3050

3650

4

2600

2900

3200

3800

5

2750

3050

3350

3950

6

2900

3200

3500

4100

7

3050

3350

3650

4250

8

3200

3500

3800

4400

9

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4550

10

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4700

11

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4850

12

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5000

Salaries provided for in this schedule shall be paid to the qualified school lunch manager who is manager of a single lunch room or the lunch rooms in a single building. Years of experience as used in the table above means years of experience in school lunch program operation or management and subject to evaluation under rules and regulations of the State Board of Education.

(b) Any district having four or more schools with lunch programs may employ in addition to the manager of each program a supervising manager over all the programs in the district. Qualifications for supervising manager shall be set by the State Board of Education. The salary of such district supervising manager shall be the appropriate salary drawn from subsection (a), plus an amount based on the following table:

School lunch programs in 4 schools

$200

School lunch programs in 5 schools

250

School lunch programs in 6 schools

300

School lunch programs in 7 schools

350

School lunch programs in 8 schools

400

(c) In the case of a lunch room manager who is employed for less than full time as defined in subsection (a), the salary shall be computed on the basis of the fractional part of the hourly assignment.

(d) School lunch cooks and school lunch general workers shall be paid a minimum hourly wage as follows:

Years of

Experience

Cook

General

Worker

0

$1.00

$ .85

1

1.05

.90

2

1.10

.95

3

1.15

1.00

(e) The salaries prescribed in subsections (a) and (b) of this section for school lunch managers and district managers shall be paid from the funds of the State. The wages of school lunch cooks and school lunch general workers shall be paid from funds derived from local school lunch operations and deposited by the local school district with the Treasurer of the State. Only those funds designated for wages are to be so deposited.

(f) The provisions of § 1304 and § 1314 of this chapter shall apply to this section. No school lunch cook or general worker shall receive a reduction in hourly wage because of the passage of this act.

Section 2. This act shall become effective July 1, 1957.

Section 3. To carry out the provisions of § 1322 (a) and (b) of this act, there is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education, the sum of $220,200.00 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1957, and the sum of $228,750.00 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1958.

Section 4. This act is a supplementary appropriation and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved June 17, 1957.