CHAPTER 333

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

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

Section 1. Section 1305, Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the section in its entirety and adding a new section as follows:

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

Bach. Degree

Plus 30

Grad. Credits

Master's

Degree

Master's Degree

Plus 30

Grad. Credits

Doctor's

Degree

0

$ 6,020

$ 6,450

$ 7,095

$ 7,310

$ 7,955

$ 8,385

1

6,235

6,665

7,310

7,525

8,170

8,600

2

6,450

6,880

7,525

7,740

8,385

8,815

3

6,665

7,095

7,740

7,955

8,600

9,030

4

6,880

7,310

7,955

8,170

8,815

9,245

5

7,095

7,525

8,170

8,385

9,030

9,460

6

7,310

7,740

8,385

8,600

9,245

9,675

7

7,525

7,955

8,600

8,815

9,460

9,890

8

7,740

8,170

8,815

9,030

9,675

10,105

9

7,955

8,385

9,030

9,245

9,890

10,320

10

8,170

8,600

9,245

9,460

10,105

10,535

             

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

(c) Salary derived from subsection (a) of this section for ten (10) months employment shall mean a total of 185 days. The 185 days shall be full work days with 180 days devoted to actual school sessions for pupils and five (5) days devoted to attendance in in-service education programs or other programs approved by the State Board of Education, except that the State Board of Education may reduce the number of days devoted to school sessions or in-service education programs on just cause or upon showing of unusual circumstances. Full work days shall be defined by the State Board of Education.

Section 2. Section 1306 (a), Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the subsection in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a) to read as follows:

§ 1306. Salary schedule for chief school officers

(a) A superintendent 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 of this Title and the schedule set forth in subsection 1305 (a) and 1305 (b), plus an annual amount for administrative responsibility to be determined in accordance with the following schedule:

Number of State Units of Pupils in The School District

Less Than

71

71-149

150-249

250 Plus

$3225

4300

5375

6450

Section 3. Section 1307 (a), Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the salary schedule contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof a new salary schedule to read as follows:

(a) Full-time principals

Yrs. of Admin.

 

Number of Teachers

 

Exp.

15-19

20-29

30-39

40-59

60 Plus

0

$ 215

$ 430

$ 645

$ 968

$1,290

1

430

645

860

1,183

1,505

2

645

860

1,075

1,398

1,720

3

860

1,075

1,290

1,613

1,935

4

1,075

1,290

1,505

1,828

2,150

Section 4. Section 1307 (c), Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the salary schedule contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof a new salary schedule to read as follows:

(c) Assistant Principals

Years of

Administrative

Experience

Amount

0

$108

1

215

2

323

3

430

4

538

Section 5. Section 1308 (a), Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking subsection (a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection to read as follows:

(a) Each administrative secretary, senior secretary, secretary, and clerk having the qualifications required by the State Board of Education and who works and is paid for twelve months per year shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

Yrs.

Of

Exp.

Clerk

Secretary

Senior Administrative

Secretary Secretary

0

$3709

$4569

$4891

$4999

1

3924

4784

5106

5214

2

4139

4999

5321

5429

3

4354

5214

5536

5644

4

4569

5429

5751

5859

5

4784

5644

5966

6074

6

 

5859

6181

6289

7

     

6504

8

     

6719

9

     

6984

10

     

7149

Section 6. Section 1308 (c), Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the subsection in its entirety and substituting a new subsection (c) as follows:

(c) These same classifications and pay rates shall apply to the State Board of Education and the State Board for Vocational Education, except that the Board shall be authorized to revise the schedule annually to enable the Board to pay salary supplements up to the equivalent of the average of the three highest salaries for like positions paid by school districts.

Section 7. Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding a new section 1309 as follows:

§ 1309. Secretarial classifications and salary supplement for additional training

(a) The State Board of Education shall establish rules and regulations for the assignment of a secretarial classification to personnel employed pursuant to Section 1308 of this Title who are not otherwise classified.

(b) An administrative secretary, senior secretary or secretary shall receive as a salary the amount for which she qualifies under Section 1308 (a) of this Title plus an annual amount for additional training as defined by the State Board of Education as follows:

Bachelor's Degree

$430

Certified Secretary Degree

323

Senior Secretary Certificate

215

Section 8. Section 1310 (a), Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the salary schedule contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof a new salary schedule to read as follows:

Yrs. of

Exp.

Reg. Nurse

With Prov.

Certificate

No Degree

Reg. Nurse

With Regular

Certificate

No Degree

Reg. Nurse

With

Bachelor's

Degree

Certified Nurse

With Master's Degree

0

$5329

$5529

$6128

$6740

1

5533

5733

6332

6945

2

5738

5938

6536

7149

3

5942

6142

6740

7353

4

6146

6346

6945

7557

5

6350

6550

7149

7762

6

6555

6755

7353

7966

7

6759

6959

7557

8170

8

6963

7163

7762

8374

9

7167

7367

7966

8579

10

7372

7572

8170

8783

Section 9. Section 1311 (a), Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the salary schedule contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof a new salary schedule to read as follows:

(a) School Custodians:

Yrs. of

Exp.

Custodian

Custodian

Fireman

Chief Custodian

Supervising

5 or less

Custodians

Chief Custodian

Supervising

6 or more

Custodians

Building &

Grounds

Supervisor

0

4784

4999

5106

5536

6289

1

4945

5160

5268

5698

6504

2

5106

5321

5429

5859

6719

3

5268

5483

5590

6020

6934

4

5429

5644

5751

6181

7149

Section 10. Section 1311 (b), Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the salary schedule contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof a new salary schedule to read as follows:

Supervisors and chief custodians

$430

Fireman and Custodian-Fireman

323

Custodians

215

Section 11. Section 1314, Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§ 1314. Limitation on salary decreases

The salary paid from State funds to any person covered by this Chapter shall not be reduced by reason of the application of any salary schedule contained in this Chapter, except in the case of a change to a lower classification.

Section 12. Section 1320, Title 14, is hereby amended by striking the section and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

For each day's absence for reasons other than those permitted under Section 1318 of this Title, there shall be deducted 1/185th of the annual salary of the employee who is employed for 10 months; 1/204ths for the employee who is employed for 11 months; and 1/222nds for the employee who is employed for 12 months, for each day of unexcused absence.

Section 13. Section 1321 (a), Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the subsection in its entirety and by inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a) to read as follows:

(a) Professional employees of the State Board of Education/State Board for Vocational Education having the qualifications required by the certifying board shall receive as an annual salary the amount for which he qualifies under Section 1316 of this Title and the schedule set forth in Section 1305 (a) and (b) of this Title, plus an annual amount for administrative responsibility to be determined as the case may be in accordance with the following schedule:

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND

STATE BOARD FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Yrs. Exp.

Teacher

Specialist

Supv.

Director

Asst. Supt.

Assoc. Supt.

Deputy Supt.

State Supt.

0

State Sche-dule and as shown in paragraph below

$645

$2,258

$3,763

$5,698

$7,310

$8,923

As shown

in para-graph

below

1

968

2,580

4,085

6,020

7,633

9,245

2

1,290

2,903

4,408

6,343

7,955

9,568

3

1,613

3,225

4,730

6,665

8,278

9,890

4

1,935

3,548

5,053

6,988

8,600

10,213


The State Board of Education/State Board of Vocational Education shall be authorized to revise the salary to be paid to any of its professional personnel, which shall enable the Board to pay salary supplements up to the equivalent, but in no case to exceed the average of the three highest salaries for like positions paid by school districts.

The Board shall annually conduct a performance review of each of its professional employees and establish the salary to be paid to each employee which shall not be less than the amount shown in the above schedule nor shall it exceed the allowable maximum salary determined by the above method. The Board shall annually present its revised salary schedule to the State Treasurer who shall pay the additional amount required for each employee because of the application of the revised schedule for the General Fund, notwithstanding any other laws of this State.

Section 14. Section 1321(c), Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the salary schedule contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof a new salary schedule to read as follows:

Years of

Administration

Experience

Teachers,

Specialist

Supervisor

Admin. Assts.

Director

Asst. Supt.

0

To be paid as provided for in Sec-tion 1305 of this Chapter

$ 645

$ 968

$1,075

$2,150

1

860

1,183

1,613

2,688

2

1,075

1,398

2,150

3,225

3

1,290

1,613

2,688

3,763

4

1,505

1,828

3,225

4,300

Section 15. Section 1322, Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking subsection (a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

(a) School lunch managers who have the qualifications required by the State Board of Education and who work on a program of at least seven hours per day for each day of the 10 month school year (185 days); shall receive annual salaries in accordance with the following schedule:

SCHOOL LUNCH MANAGERS

Number of Pupils in School Served by Cafeteria

Yrs.

Of

Exp.

Below

351

351-500

501-800

801-1200

1200+

0

$3816

$4139

$4461

$4784

$5106

1

3978

4300

4623

4945

5268

2

4139

4461

4784

5106

5429

3

4300

4623

4945

5268

5590

4

4461

4784

5106

5429

5751

5

4623

4945

5268

5590

5913

6

4784

5106

5429

5751

6074

7

4945

5268

5590

5913

6235

8

5106

5429

5751

6074

6396

Salaries provided for in this schedule shall be paid to the school lunch manager of a single lunchroom. Managers in a school serving lunchrooms in more than one building shall receive $200 for each additional lunchroom. Managers in satellite schools shall receive the salary provided for in this schedule less $200. A satellite school is defined as a school where no basic food preparation takes place. The salaries listed in this schedule for school lunch managers shall be increased for additional training as defined by the State Board of Education as follows:

One Year of College $215

Two Years of College 323

Bachelor's Degree 645

Section 16. Section 1321 (e), Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new subsection (10) to read as follows:

(10) Supervisors of school lunch for a period to ten (10) months per year at the rate of one such supervisor in any district having four (4) or more schools with lunch programs, such supervisors to be paid at the salary schedule of "Supervisors" as set forth in Section 1321 (c) above. Qualifications for such supervising manager shall be set by the certifying board.

Section 17. Section 1324 (b), Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the salary schedule contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof a new salary schedule to read as follows:

(b) Attendants and Aides

Years of

Experience

Bus and Class Atendants

Class Aides

0

$2526

$2956

1

2634

3171

2

2741

3386

3

2849

3601

4

2956

3816

Section 18. The provisions of Section 1 through Section 17 of this Act shall become effective July 1, 1970.

Section 19. Effective July 1, 1971 the State Board of Education shall revise the salary schedules in Sections 1305 (a), 1306 (a), 1307 (a) and (c), 1308 (a), 1309 (b), 1310 (a), 1311 (a) and (b), 1321 (a) and (c), 1322 (a) and (b), and 1324 (b) of this Act to reflect a 5% salary increase rounded to the nearest dollar.

Section 20. Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

§ 1328. Work week for certain Employees

The work week for the employees of the State Board of Education and the State Board for Vocational Education shall be 37 ½ hours per week.

Section 21. Section 1322, Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking subsection (b) thereof in its entirety.

Section 22. Section 1322, Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by redesignating subsections (c), (d) and (e) as subsections (b), (c) and (d) respectively.

Section 23. Subsection (e) of Section 1322 (redesignated (d) above), Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking (a), (b) and (c) in the first line thereof and substituting in lieu thereof, (a) and (b).

Approved February 11, 1970.