CHAPTER 466

HOUSE BILL NO. 982

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO MAKE A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING BACK PAY TO CERTAIN TEACHERS WHO FAILED TO RECEIVE PROPER PAY BASED UPON DEGREES EARNED.

WHEREAS, certain teachers within the Department of Correction are classed as vocational instructors; and

WHEREAS, as vocational instructors certain provisions of Title 14, Delaware Code, apply regarding pay rates; and

WHEREAS,certain vocational teachers have been paid incorrectly since 1971; and

WHEREAS, certain other members of the teaching staff have earned degrees or advanced degrees; and

WHEREAS, these teachers have not been compensated properly for the degrees earned; and

WHEREAS, the lack of just compensation is a result of administrative error and/or insufficient funds; and

WHEREAS, said salary discrepancies have been discovered through records audit by Department of Correction staff.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. The sum of $7,244.93 is hereby appropriated to the Office of the Commissioner, Education of the Department of Correction for the purpose of granting back pay due to teachers based upon degrees earned and the provisions regarding the payment of vocational teachers as set forth in Title 14, Delaware Code. The amount appropriated shall be as set forth below:

Education (38-01-003)

Salaries and Wages of Employees $6,090.73

F.I.C.A. 368.49

Pension 785.71

TOTAL $7,244.93

Section 2. The sums appropriated herein shall be considered a supplemental appropriation and shall be paid by the State Treasurer

from funds of the General Fund not otherwise appropriated. Any funds appropriated herein remaining unexpended on June 30, 1979, shall revert to the General Fund.

Approved July 11, 1978.