Del. Budget-Writers Boost Rates For Direct Service Professionals


Direct support professionals who serve Delawareans with intellectual and developmental disabilities would be paid more starting in the new fiscal year.The Joint Finance Committee has voted to increase state funding by $16.5-million, which would result in the federal government providing an additional $27.5-million in matching funds. The appropriation in the operating budget would allow the…

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Teachers’ Compensation, Court Fines, Fees… And Bedbugs: Del. General Assembly Resumes Session


New Delaware legislation is designed to make the teaching profession more attractive by ensuring that compensation for public educators is competitive with other school districts in the region.The bill (SB 100) would establish the 13-member Public Education Compensation Committee. It would work with educators, school administrators, local school boards and parents to examine current rates…

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Del. Legislation Would Allocate Funds For Schools To Hire Permanent Substitute Teachers


Many Delaware schools are facing a shortage of substitute teachers, and now legislation has been introduced in the General Assembly that would allow for hiring of permanent, full-time substitutes. The measure would provide funding for schools to hire up to two full-time substitute teachers starting with the 2023-24 school year. Training, the per-diem rates and…

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