Senate Bill 254
147th General Assembly (2013 - 2014)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE COMMITTEE TO ADVANCE EDUCATOR COMPENSATION AND CAREERS AND DEVELOP AN ALTERNATIVE COMPENSATION STRUCTURE AND CAREER PATHWAY FOR EDUCATORS IN DELAWARE.
Recognizing (1) that our educators are assuming greater levels of responsibility and demonstrating leadership in their classrooms and schools, (2) that our current educator compensation system does not reflect the work we value in our educators or provide them with a meaningful career pathway or ability to earn additional compensation for assuming additional responsibility, and (3) that we must retain and attract great educators to ensure that our students are prepared to compete in an increasingly global economy, this bill establishes parameters for an improved educator compensation system, the details of which will be developed by a Committee to Advance Educator Compensation and Careers. The Committee’s work will involve an alternative compensation structure and career pathway for educators aligned with the parameters set forth in the bill, including providing educators with a meaningful career pathway, including higher starting salaries and recognition for working with high-needs students, and significant leadership opportunities for career advancement that keeps talented educators in the classroom. The Committee must submit its proposed plan to the Governor by November 15, 2014, for consideration for inclusion in the Governor’s recommended budget for fiscal year 2016.