CHAPTER 513

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 898

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO SPECIAL STAFF POSITIONS FO HEARING IMPAIRED PUPILS.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 13, Title 14, §1321 of the Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"§1331. Sterck School for Hearing Impaired Pupils - Special Staff

(a) In addition to staff otherwise authorized, the Sterck School for the Hearing Impaired may employ supportive staff as follows:

(1) Specialist - speech thereapists for a period of 10 months at the rate of one for each 6 state units or fraction of 6 units of pupils;

(2) Specialist - psychologist for a period of 12 months at the rate of one for each 10 state units or fraction of 10 units of pupils;

(3) Specialist - resource teacher for a period of 10 months at the rate of one for each 10 state units or fraction of 10 units of pupils;

(4) Interpreter/Tutors - for a period of 10 months at the rate of one for each 4 deaf pupils in a mainstream program.

(b) Interpreter/Tutors are to be certified according to standards prescribed by the State Board of Education and paid according to the following schedule:

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

REG. INTERPRETER WITH STATE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION PERMIT

REG. INTERPRETER WITH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION CERTIFICATE

0

$7,569

$8,110

1

7,839

8,379

2

8,110

8,649

3

8,379

8,920

4

8,649

9,100

(c) In addition to the provisions of subsection (a) above the Sterck School may employ a preschool teacher-coordinator who will work with parents in Kent and Sussex Counties.

(1) The teacher-coordinator shall make home visits, shall conduct group sessions with the children, and shall coordinate services, when needed, including speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy.

(2) The teacher-coordinator shall work directly with and report to the Principal of the Sterck School.

(3) The teacher-coordinator shall be a certified teacher of the hearing impaired who has concentrated in the preschool and/or child-development areas.

(4) Provision for the salary of the teacher-coordinator and for expenses required for this job shall be made a part of the appropriation for the Sterck School."

Approved July 12, 1978.