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AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1306, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, BY PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND REVISING CERTAIN SALARY SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS, AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. Section 1306, title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking out all that portion of subsection (b) preceding the salary schedule set forth therein, and by inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph to read as follows:

Administrative assistants with the titles hereinafter listed may be employed as follows:

(i) For more than 74 and less than 150 regular state units of elementary and secondary pupils, an Administrative Assistant for Business Services.

(ii) For more than 149 and less than 300 regular state units of elementary and secondary pupils, an Administrative Assistant for Business Services and an Administrative Assistant to the Chief School Officer.

() For more than 299 and less than 450 regular state units of elementary and secondary pupils, an Administrative Assistant for Business Services, and an Administrative Assistant for Instructional Services and an Administrative Assistant for the Chief School Officer.

(i) For more than 449 regular state units of elementary and secondary pupils, an Administrative Assistant for Business Services, an Administrative Assistant for Instructional Services, an Administrative Assistant to the Chief School Officer, and a Deputy Chief School Officer.

The State Board of Education shall establish the requirements for certification of persons employed as Administrative

Assistants and no person shall be paid a salary for a position listed in this subsection who does not meet the full requirements for such certification. An Administrative Assistant shall receive the salary for which he qualifies under the schedule set forth in Section 1305 (a) and (b) of this title, except that years of service in a comparable job may be substituted for years of experience teaching, subject to the approval of the State Board of Education, for the Administrative Assistant for Business Services, and an additional amount of salary shall be added for administrative responsibility to be determined in accordance with the following schedule.

Section 2. Section 1306, Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding a new subsection thereto to read as follows:

(c) In the event any school district is appropriated State funds for salaries of a number of administrative or supervisory-personnel in excess of that specifically required by Sections 1306 and 1307 of this Chapter, the number of Administrative Assistants provided under subsection (b) of this section for such district shall be reduced by a like number, but not to less than two.

Section 3. There is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1967 the sum of $88,000.00 for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act.

Section 4. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the State Treasurer shall pay the sum appropriated out of the General Fund of the State.

Section 5. This Act shall become effective July 1, 1966.

Approved June 28, 1966.