CHAPTER 344

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

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

Section 1. § 1301, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1301. Definitions

As used in this Chapter--

"District" means a school district, a special school district, or the school district of the City of Wilmington.

"Preparation", "no degree", "bachelor's degree", "bachelor's degree plus 30 graduate credits", "master's degree", "master's degree plus 30 graduate credits", "doctor's degree", "supervisor", "administrative assistant", "director", "assistant superintendent", "chief school officer", "principal", and any other classification shall have meaning as defined by the certifying board.

Section 2. § 1302, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1302. Application of chapter

This chapter applies to every school district, special school district, the school district of the City of Wilmington, and all employees of the State Board of Education.

Section 3. § 1305, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

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

(a) All employees who hold appropriate certificates and whose salaries are paid for 10 months per year, shall receive annual salaries in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of

Experience

No

Degree

Bachelor's

Degree

Master's

Degree

or Bachelor's

Degree Plus 30 Graduate Credits

Pilaster's

Degree

Plus 30


Graduate Credits

Doctor's

Degree

0

$3800.

$4200.

$4600.

$5000.

$5400.

1

4000.

4400.

4800.

5200.

5600.

2

4200.

4600.

5000.

5400.

5800.

3

4400.

4800.

5200.

5600.

6000.

4

4600.

5000.

5400.

5800.

6200.

5

4800.

5200.

5600.

6000.

6400.

6

5000.

5400.

5800.

6200.

6600.

7

5200.

5600.

6000.

6400.

6800.

8

5400.

5800.

62.00.

6600.

7000.

9

5600.

6000.

6400.

6800.

7200.

10

5800.

6200.

6600.

7000.

7400.

(b) All who are employed under Section 1305 (a) for more than 10 months per year and paid accordingly shall receive a payment of one-tenth (.10) of the amount designated in the schedule set forth in subsection 1305 (a) of this section for such employee for each additional month of employment per year.

(c) In the event the teacher's total state supported salary is derived under subparagraphs (a) and (b) of this section, ten months per year shall mean a total of 185 days. The 185 days shall all be days of actual school session except that a limited number of days, not to exceed five, may be counted toward the total of 185 days if the teacher is employed in attending workshops, institutes, or other study programs for teachers and conducted by the State Board of Education or the administrative officers of the various districts with the approval of the State Board of Education, or the Board of Public Education of the City of Wilmington.

Section 4. § 1306, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1306. Salary schedule for chief school officers and other school district administrative officers

(a) A superintendent, or principal of a district, who is the chief school officer of his district and who holds a certificate appropriate for his position, shall receive as a salary the amount for which he qualifies under Section 1316 and the schedule set forth in section 1305 (a) and (b) of this chapter plus an annual amount for administrative responsibility to be determined in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of

Administrative

Experience

2-5

6-11

Number of State

Units of Pupils

12-25 26-39

40-69

70 Plus

0

$200.

$200.

$400.

$600.

$800.

$1000.

1

300.

400.

675.

950.

1225.

1500.

2

400.

600.

950.

1300.

1650.

2000.

3

500.

800.

1225.

1650.

2075.

2500.

4

500.

1000.

1500.

2000.

2500.

3000.

(b) Administrative assistants may be employed at the rate of one for the first 75 state units of pupils and one for each additional 200 units of pupils, not to exceed a total of two per school district and who shall receive as a salary the amount for which he qualifies under section 1316 and the schedule set forth in section 1305 (a) and (b) of this chapter plus an annual amount for administrative responsibility to be determined in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of Administrative

Experience

Rate

0

$ 900.

1

1100.

2

1300.

3

1500.

4

1700.

Section 5. § 1307, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1307. Salary schedule for principals subordinate to a chief school officer

A principal who is subordinate to a chief school officer in a district shall receive as a salary the amount for which he qualifies under section 1316 and the schedule set forth in section 1305 (a) and (b) of this chapter plus an annual amount for administrative responsibility to be determined in accordance with the following schedule:

(a) Full-time principals

Years of

Adminis-

trative

Experience

15-19

20-29

Number of

Teachers

30-39

40-59

80 plus

0

$ 200.

$ 400.

$ 600.

$ 900.

$1200.

1

400.

600.

800.

1100.

1400.

2

600.

800.

1000.

1300.

1600.

3

800.

1000.

1200.

1500.

1800.

4

1000.

1200.

1400.

1700.

2000.

(b) Part-time principals or vice principals

Years of

Administrative

Experience

2-7

Number of teachers

8-14

15 or more

0

$100.

$100.

$100.

1

125.

160.

200.

2

150.

220.

300.

3

175.

280.

400.

4

200.

350.

500.

A teacher who is counted in subdivision (a) or (b) above of this section 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.

Section 6. § 1308, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1308. Salary schedules for certified secretaries and senior secretaries

(a) CERTIFIED SECRETARIES

The certified secretary in each school district and certified secretaries in the employ of the State Board of Education and the Board of Public Education of the City of Wilmington having the qualifications required by the certifying board and who work and are paid for 12 months per year shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of Experience

Rate

0

$3200.

1

3400.

2

3600.

3

3800.

4

4000.

5

4200.

6

4400.

7

4600.

8

4800.

9

5000.

10

5200.

(b) SENIOR SECRETARIES

Senior secretaries having the qualifications required by the certifying board and who work and are paid for 12 months per year shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of Experience

Rate

0

$3100.

1

3300.

2

3500.

3

3700.

4

3900.

5

4100.

6

4300.

(c) One twelfth of the salary rate set forth under section 1308 (a) and (b) shall be deducted for each month that the employee is not employed.

Section 7. § 1309, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1309. Salary schedule for secretaries

(a) Secretaries having the qualifications required by the certifying board and who work and are paid for 12 months per year shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of Experience

Rate

0

$2800

1

3000

2

3200

3

3400

4

3600

5

3800

6

4000

(b) One twelfth of the salary rate set forth under section 1309 (a) shall be deducted for each month that the employee is not employed.

Section 8. § 1310, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1310. Salary schedule for nurses

(a) All nurses who hold appropriate certificates and whose salaries are paid 10 months per year shall receive annual salaries in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of

Experience

Reg. Nurse

with Pray

Certificate

Reg. Nurse

with Regular

Certificate

Certified Nurse

with Bachelor

Degree

Certified Nurse

with Master's

Degree or Bache-lor's Degree

Degree Plus 30

Graduate Credits

0

$3000.

$3200.

$3600.

$4000.

1

3200.

3400.

3800.

4200.

2

3400.

3600.

4000.

4400.

3

3600.

3800.

4200.

4600.

4

3800.

4000.

4400.

4800.

5

4000.

4200.

4600.

5000.

6

4200.

4400.

4800.

5200.

7

4400.

4600.

5000.

5400.

8

4600.

4800.

5200.

5600.

9

4800.

5000.

5400.

5800.

10

5000.

5200.

5600.

6000.

(b) All who are employed under section 1310 (a) for more than 10 months per year and paid accordingly shall receive a payment of one-tenth (.10) of the amount designated in the schedule set forth in subsection 1310 (a) for such employee for each additional month of employment per year.

Section 9. § 1311, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1311. Salary schedule for school custodians

(a) Custodians who have the qualifications required by the certifying board and who work and are paid for 12 months per year shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of

Experience

Custodian

Custodian

Fireman

Fireman

Chief

Custodian

Bldgs. and Grounds

Supervisor

0

$3000.

$3200.

$3300.

$3700.

$4400.

1

3150.

3350.

3450.

3850.

4600.

2

3300.

3500.

3600.

4000.

4800.

3

3450.

3650.

3750.

4150.

5000.

4

3600

3800.

3900.

4300.

5200.

(b) The salaries stipulated in section 1311 (a) shall be increased for special training as defined by the certifying board by the addition of the following annual amount:

Supervisors and chief custodians

$400.

Fireman and Custodian-Fireman

300.

Custodians

200.

(c) For a school district to have a Buildings and Grounds Supervisor it must have 95 or more building units, as defined by the State Board of Education.

(d) One twelfth of the salary rate set forth under section 1311 (a) shall be deducted for each month that the employee is not employed.

Section 10. § 1312, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1312. Experience

(a) In the case of a teacher, principal, superintendent, or other administrative employees, the term "years of experience" in determining the salary in accordance with section 1305, means years of service in a public school in Delaware, a regularly organized private school in Delaware, or years of service in the armed forces of the United States in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the State Board of Education in this respect. Ninety-one days in any school year shall constitute one year of experience, but not more than one year of experience may be credited for any one calendar year. After July 1, 1960, any teacher, principal, superintendent or other administrative employees upon initial employment in Delaware shall receive credit under years of experience in Section 1305 for not more than five years' experience at the rate of one year of experience for each two years of experience in a non-Delaware public or regularly organized private school.

(b) In the case of personnel whose salaries are based upon sections 1308, 1309, 1310, 1311, and 1322, experience shall be evaluated by the certifying board, taking into consideration the number of months and the nature of service rendered.

(c) In the case of personnel who receive salaries in part from section 1306, 1307, and 1321 the term "years of experience" in these sections shall mean years of experience in a public school in Delaware.

Section 11. § 1314, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1314. Limitations on salary increases and decreases

(a) The salary paid from State funds to any person employed on June 30, 1960, in any position covered by this chapter shall not be increased by more than $150 during the school year 1960-61. Provided, however, for those employed under section 1305, sections 1305 and 1306, and sections 1305 and 1307 the $150 limitation shall not include the annual increment, or any increase due to a change in professional training previously provided for the school year 1960-61 by the salary schedules in this chapter in effect prior to July 1, 1960. For any school year other than 1960-61 the salary paid from State Funds to any person shall not be increased by more than $150 in any one year in addition to the annual increment or any increase due to a change in professional training as provided for in this act, nor shall the amount of any salary paid from State funds exceed the amount provided in the appropriate salary schedule. Upon request of the Auditor, Budget Commission or State Board of Education, each school board shall certify that the salary schedules as authorized in this chapter and rules and regulations of the State Board of Education or the Board of Public Education in the City of Wilmington, as the case may be, are being fully complied with.

(d) The salary paid from State funds to any person covered by this chapter employed on June 30, 1960, shall not be reduced by reason of the application of any salary schedule contained in this chapter, except in the case of a change in classification.

(e) The salary paid from State funds to any person covered by this chapter employed after June 30, 1960, shall not be greater than that which he would receive had he been employed on June 14, 1960.

Section 12. § 1321, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1321. Salary schedules for supervisors, directors, and assistant superintendents employed by the State Board of Education and the Board of Education of the City of Wilmington

(a) Each supervisor, director, and assistant superintendent having the qualifications required by the certifying board shall receive as an annual salary the amount for which he qualifies under section 1316 and the schedule set forth in section 1305 (a) and (b) of this chapter plus an annual amount for administrative responsibility to be determined in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of Supervisor not Supervisor in

Administrative in charge of charge of Directors Assistant

Experience a Program Program Superintendent

0

$ 200.

$ 600.

$1000.

$2000.

1

400.

800.

1500.

2500.

2

600.

1000.

2000.

3000.

3

800.

1200.

2500.

3500.

4

1000.

1400.

3000.

4000.

(b) One twelfth of the additional amounts set forth in the schedule in subsection 1321 (a) shall be deducted for each month that the employee is not employed.

Section 13. § 1322, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1322. Salary schedule for school lunch employees

(a) School lunch managers who have the qualifications required by the certifying board and who work on a program of at least seven hours per day for each school day of the 10 month school year shall receive annual salaries in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of

Experience

Manager

Manager with

1 year College

Manager with

2 years College

Manager with

Bachelor's

Degree

0

$2100.

$2400.

$2700.

$3600.

1

2250.

2550.

2850.

3750.

2

2400.

2700.

3000.

3900.

3

2550.

2850.

3150.

4050.

4

2700.

3000.

3300.

4200.

5

2850.

3150.

3450.

4350.

6

3000.

3300.

3600.

4500.

7

3150.

3450.

3750.

4650.

8

3300.

3600.

3900.

4800.

9

     

4950.

10

...,

   

5100.

Salaries provided for in this schedule shall be paid to the lunch manager who is manager of a single lunch room or the lunch rooms in a single building.

(b) Any school 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 certifying board. The salary of such district supervising manager shall be the appropriate salary drawn from section 1322 (a) plus an amount obtained in accordance with the following schedule:

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.

School lunch programs in 9 schools

450.

(c) In the case of a lunchroom manager who is employed for less than full time as defined in section 1322 (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 in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of Experience

Cook

General Worker

0

$1.15

$1.00

1

1.20

1.05

2

1.25

1.10

3

1.30

1.15

(e) The salaries prescribed in section 1322 (a) (b) and (c) for school lunch managers and district managers shall be paid from State funds. The wages of school lunch cooks and general workers shall be paid from funds derived from local school lunch operations and deposited by the local school district with the State Treasurer. Only those funds designated for wages are to be so deposited.

Section 14. To carry out the provisions of this Act, there is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education the sum of $500,000 for the year beginning July 1, 1960 and ending June 30, 1961.

Section 15. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Section 16. This Act shall become effective July 1, 1960.

Approved July 9. 1960.