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14 DE Admin. Code 727
I. Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted
The Secretary of Education seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 727 Credit for Experience for Educators and for Secretarial Staff. This regulation is amended to clarify the credit for experience received for individuals who graduate from a five year preservice program as defined in the regulation and for individuals who graduate from a four year preservice program with a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on February 27, 2015, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit “A”. No comments were received.
II. Findings of Facts
The Secretary finds that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 727 Credit for Experience for Educators and for Secretarial Staff in order to clarify the credit for experience received for individuals who graduate from a five year preservice program as defined in the regulation and for individuals who graduate from a four year preservice program with a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
III. Decision to Amend the Regulation
For the foregoing reasons, the Secretary concludes that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 727 Credit for Experience for Educators and for Secretarial Staff. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122, 14 DE Admin. Code 727 Credit for Experience for Educators and for Secretarial Staff attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is hereby amended. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), 14 DE Admin. Code 727 Credit for Experience for Educators and for Secretarial Staff hereby amended shall be in effect for a period of five years from the effective date of this order as set forth in Section V. below.
IV. Text and Citation
The text of 14 DE Admin. Code 727 Credit for Experience for Educators and for Secretarial Staff amended hereby shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit “B”, and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 727 Credit for Experience for Educators and for Secretarial Staff in the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.
V. Effective Date of Order
The actions hereinabove referred to were taken by the Secretary pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122 on April 16, 2015. The effective date of this Order shall be ten (10) days from the date this Order is published in the Delaware Register of Regulations.
IT IS SO ORDERED the 16th day of April 2015.
Department of Education
“Eligible Employee” includes, but is not limited to, teachers, nurses, librarians, psychologists, therapists, and counselors paid in accordance with 14 Del.C. §1305 that were hired into their first professional position after June 30, 2001 and zero years of experience. The exception to the zero years of experience would be an employee who qualified for military experience credit under 14 Del.C. §1312(a) and 14 DE Admin. Code 706.
Five Year Preservice Program means a regionally accredited college or university five year planned degree program which includes an extensive clinical component or internship in the fifth year.
Four Year Preservice Program means a regionally accredited college or university four year preservice undergraduate bachelor degree program.
Grade Point Average (GPA) means the grade point average (GPA) stated on the official transcript of the regionally accredited college or university granting the bachelor’s degree in the Four Year Preservice Program.
1.2 Pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1312(a), a graduate of a five year preservice program, or a graduate of a four year preservice program who graduates with a GPA of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent, shall be granted one year of experience on the applicable state salary schedule. one year of experience on the applicable state salary schedule shall be granted to:
3.1.1 A "regular part time" employee is one who is employed in a position which requires at least 50 hours per month for at least 9 months during any 12 consecutive month period.
Secretaries may be granted one (1) year's of experience for each creditable year of experience as a secretary in private business, public or private school, or other governmental agency.
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