CHAPTER 43

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULES FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES AND MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

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", "doctor's degree or equivalent", "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, all employees of the State Board of Education, and all employees of the State Board of Vocational Education and all employees who teach in State institutions pursuant to unit allocations as set forth in Section 1703 of this Title.

Section 3. § 1305 (a), 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

Bach. Degree

Bachelor's Degree Plus 30 Graduate Credits

Master's Degree

Master's Degree Plus 30 Graduate Credits

Doctor's Degree or Equivalent

0

$4,400

$4,800

$5,200

$5,400

$5,800

$6,200

1

4,600

5,000

5,400

5,600

6,000

6,400

2

4,800

5,200

5,600

5,800

6,200

6,600

3

5,000

5,400

5,800

6,000

6,400

6,800

4

5,200

5,600

6,000

6,200

6,600

7,000

5

5,400

5,800

6,200

6,400

6,800

7,200

6

5,600

6,000

6,400

6,600

7,000

7,400

7

5,800

6,200

6,600

6,800

7,200

7,600

8

6,000

6,400

6,800

7,000

7,400

7,800

9

6,200

6,600

7,000

7,200

7,600

8,000

10

6,400

6,800

7,200

7,400

7,800

8,200

Section 4. § 1308 (a) and (b), 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

$ 3,800

1

4,000

2

4,200

3

4,400

4

4,600

5

4,800

6

5,000

7

5,200

8

5,400

9

5,600

10

5,800

(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

$ 3,700

1

3,900

2

4,100

3

4,300

4

4,500

5

4,700

6

4,900

Section 5. § 1309 (a), 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

$3,400

1

3,600

2

3,800

3

4,000

4

4,200

5

4,400

6

4,600

Section 6. § 1310 (a), 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 Prov.

No Degree

Reg.Nurse with

Regular Certificate

No Degree

Certified Nurse

With Bachelor's

Degree

Certified Nurse with

Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree Plus 30 Graduate Creidts

0

$3,600

$3,800

$4,200

$4,600

1

3,800

4,000

4,400

4,800

2

4,000

4,200

4,600

5,000

3

4,200

4,400

4,800

5,200

4

4,400

4,600

5,000

5,400

5

4,600

4,800

5,200

5,600

6

4,800

5,000

5,400

5,800

7

5,000

5,200

5,600

6,000

8

5,200

5,400

5,800

6,200

9

5,400

5,600

6,000

6,400

10

5,600

5,800

6,200

6,600

Section 7. § 1311 (a), 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

Buildings and Grounds Supervisor

0

$3,600

$3,800

$3,900

$4,300

$5,000

1

3,750

3,950

4,050

4,450

5,200

2

3,900

4,100

4,200

4,600

5,400

3

4,050

4,250

4,350

4,750

5,600

4

4,200

4,400

4,500

4,900

5,800

Section 8. § 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, 1963, in any position covered by this Chapter shall not be increased by more than $200 during the school year 1963-64 by reason of the application of any salary schedule contained in this Act. Provided, however, that any person receiving an annual increment for the school year 1963-64 or any other increase as previously provided for the school year 1963-64 exclusive of an increase due to a change in professional training by the application of salary schedules covered in this Chapter in effect prior to July 1, 1963, shall not also receive an increase because of the passage of this Act.

For the school year 1964-65 the salary paid from State funds to any person shall not be increased by more than $200 in addition to the annual increment or to any increase due to a change in professional training as provided for in this Act. Further provided for the school year 1965-66 the salary paid from State funds to any person covered by this Chapter shall not be increased by more than the amount required to place all salary schedules covered by this Chapter in full effect, 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.

(b) The salary paid from State funds to any person covered by this Chapter employed on June 30, 1963, 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.

(c) The salary paid from State funds to any person covered by this Chapter employed after June 30, 1963, shall not be greater than that which he would receive had he been employed on June 30, 1963.

Section 9. § 1322 (a) and (d), 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

$2,700

$3,000

$3,300

$4,200

1

2,850

3,150

3,450

4,350

2

3,000

3,300

3,600

4,500

3

3,150

3,450

3,750

4,650

4

3,300

3,600

3,900

4,800

5

3,450

3,750

4,050

4,950

6

3,600

3,900

4,200

5,100

7

3,750

4,050

4,350

5,250

8

3,900

4,200

4,500

5,400

9

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5,550

10

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5,700

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.

(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

$1.20

$1.05

1

1.25

1.10

2

1.30

1.15

3

1.35

1.20

Section 10. To carry out the provisions of this Act, there is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education the sum of $475,000 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1963, and ending June 30, 1964.

Section 11. This Act is a supplementary appropriation act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of any moneys in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Section 12. This Act shall become effective July 1, 1963.

Approved May 21, 1963.