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1.1 The following requirements shall be met in order to receive the salary supplements established by 14 Del.C. §1305. This regulation shall apply to the awarding of salary supplements as a percentage of the State portion of an Educator's annual salary paid in accordance with the provisions of 14 Del.C. §1305 for gaining knowledge and skills that lead to more effective instruction, for achieving national certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards or from an equivalent program, and for accepting Additional Responsibility Assignments that impact student achievement.

1.2 Supplements are available subject to an annual appropriation from the General Assembly.

5 DE Reg. 2297 (06/01/02)

8 DE Reg. 73 (07/01/04)

23 DE Reg. 571 (01/01/20)

 

2.0 Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Additional Responsibility Assignments" means additional assignments for Educators that are academic in nature and that impact student achievement. For purposes of this regulation and pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1305(n) extra curricular or noninstructional supervisory activities are specifically excluded from responsibility assignments.

Base Salary” means the salary earned by an Educator as determined by the Educator’s level of education and years of service on the Delaware educators’ salary schedule pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1305.

"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.

"Educator" means a person licensed and certified by the State under 14 Del.C. Ch. 12 to engage in the practice of instruction, administration, or other related professional support services in Delaware public schools, including charter schools, pursuant to the rules and regulations developed by the Standards Board, in consultation and cooperation with the Department, and approved by the State Board of Education. The term ‘educator’ does not include substitute teachers.

"Knowledge and Skills" means understandings and abilities that, when acquired by Educators, lead to more effective instruction.

Lead Mentor” means an Educator who holds a Continuing or Advanced License, has participated in the training approved by the Department for Lead Mentors, is employed by an employing authority as a Lead Mentor, and performs the duties and responsibilities assigned to that position. Educators serving as Lead Mentors must be rated as highly effective or effective on Delaware Performance Appraisal System II (DPAS II) evaluations, or the equivalent thereof on a state-approved alternative educator evaluation system, and may not be on a DPAS II improvement plan, or the equivalent therefore in a state-approved alternative educator evaluation system.

Mentor” means an Educator who holds a Continuing or Advanced License and has participated in the training for Mentors specified by the Department and the employing authority. Educators serving as Mentors must be rated as highly effective or effective on DPAS II evaluations, or the equivalent thereof on a state-approved alternative educator evaluation system, and may not be on a Delaware Performance Appraisal System II (DPAS II) improvement plan, or the equivalent therefore in a state-approved alternative educator evaluation system.

National Certification” means an Educator has achieved and maintains a current national certification as provided in 14 Del.C. §1305(l).

"Salary Supplement", when referring to knowledge, skills, national certification, and additional responsibility based supplements, means additional State salary as described in 14 Del.C. §1305.

"Standards Board" means the Professional Standards Board established pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1201.

8 DE Reg. 73 (07/01/04)

23 DE Reg. 571 (01/01/20)

 

3.0 Knowledge and Skills Salary Supplements

Currently, there are not any approved Knowledge and Skills Salary Supplements.

8 DE Reg. 73 (07/01/04)

23 DE Reg. 571 (01/01/20)

 

4.0 National Certification

4.1 An Educator may receive a Salary Supplement for achieving and currently maintaining the following certifications as provided in 14 Del.C. §1305(l):

4.1.1 National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards;

4.1.2 Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) or Certificate of Clinical Competence Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association;

4.1.3 National Certified School Counselor from the National Board for Certified Counselors;

4.1.4 Music Therapist – Board Certified (MT-BC) from the Certification Board for Music Therapists;

4.1.5 Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) from the National Association of School Psychologists; or

4.1.6 Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN) from the National Board for Certification of School Nurses.

4.2 In order to be eligible for a National Certification Salary Supplement, the Educator shall maintain current certification through the applicable national organization.

4.3 An Educator who is employed as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, or director or in a non-instructional area of transportation, finance/business management, human resources/personnel management, purchasing, community/public relations, administrative services, pupil services, audiology, occupational therapist, physical therapist, psychologist, speech language pathologist, human relations, nurse, social work/services, information technology, or a specialized assignment comparable to these non-instructional areas shall not be eligible for a Salary Supplement for National Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

4.4 An Educator who achieves and maintains National Certification shall receive an annual Salary Supplement equal to 12 percent of the Educator’s Base Salary for the certification in subsection 4.1.1 or 6 percent of the Educator’s Base Salary for the certifications in subsections 4.1.2 through 4.1.6.

5 DE Reg. 2297 (06/01/02)

8 DE Reg. 73 (07/01/04)

23 DE Reg. 571 (01/01/20)

 

5.0 Additional Responsibility Assignments

5.1 Additional Responsibility Assignments shall be:

5.1.1 Focused on school improvement issues that impact student achievement;

5.1.2 Supported by high quality, targeted professional development; and

5.1.3 Academic in nature.

5.2 In order to qualify for an Additional Responsibility Assignment Salary Supplement, an Educator shall have completed the State approved training program for the position or, in the absence of a training program, shall meet the criteria set forth for the position by the State, school district, charter school, or other employing authority and shall provide State, school district, charter school, or other employing authority approved levels of service, participate in designated activities throughout the period of responsibility, and document the satisfactory fulfillment of the specified assignment.

5.3 Additional Responsibility Assignment Salary Supplements may be renewed.

5.4 The following assignment is currently an approved Additional Responsibility Assignment:

5.4.1 Lead Mentor and Mentor as provided in Section 10.0 of 14 DE Admin. Code 1503 Educator Mentoring.

5 DE Reg. 2297 (06/01/02)

8 DE Reg. 73 (07/01/04)

10 DE Reg. 1589 (04/01/07)

23 DE Reg. 571 (01/01/20)

 

6.0 Educators’ Eligibility for Salary Supplements

Additional Responsibility Assignments: An Educator shall provide the school district, charter school, or other employing authority with such information as may be required to enable the school district, charter school, or other employing authority to verify that the Educator has fulfilled the requirements of subsection 5.2 of this regulation.

8 DE Reg. 73 (07/01/04)

10 DE Reg. 1589 (04/01/07)

23 DE Reg. 571 (01/01/20)

 

7.0 Payment of Salary Supplements

7.1 Salary Supplements for Additional Responsibility Assignments

7.1.1 Salary supplements earned by Educators who are paid in accordance with the provisions of 14 Del.C. §1305 as a result of fulfilling Additional Responsibility Assignments shall be effective following receipt by the Department of documentation from the school district, charter school, or other employing authority of satisfactory completion of the duties associated with the Additional Responsibility Assignment and shall be paid annually.

8 DE Reg. 73 (07/01/04)

23 DE Reg. 571 (01/01/20)

 

8.0 Limits on Salary Supplements

Salary supplements shall be paid to an Educator in accordance with the provisions of 14 Del.C. §1305.

5 DE Reg. 2297 (06/01/02)

8 DE Reg. 73 (07/01/04)

8 DE Reg. 1137 (02/01/05)

10 DE Reg. 1589 (04/01/07)

16 DE Reg. 623 (12/01/12)

23 DE Reg. 571 (01/01/20)

 

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