Delaware legislators Thursday were presented the recommendations from a state educator pay committee.

Educator pay report gets mostly warm welcome from legislators

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Delaware state senators and representatives didn’t revolt when they got their first bite at recommendations for higher educator pay that would cost the state hundreds of millions in coming years. But questions did arise in Thursday’s joint House And Senate Education committees meeting that lasted about 1 ¼ hours. They included concern about poorer districts’ ability to pay their 30% …

The PECC has been working over the past year on recommendations for pay adjustments for Delaware educators.

Educator pay raise proposals to get joint hearing Jan. 11

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware’s General Assembly will have its first public look and discussion about proposed educator pay raise recommendations next week. At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, the House and Senate education committees will come together to listen to a presentation on the final report from the Public Education Compensation Committee. Watch the meeting here. The 15-person compensation committee – made of …

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The PECC has finalized its suggestions on increasing educator pay in Delaware.

Pay panel to give Carney educator salary proposals next month

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Raises seem likely to be on the way for all Delaware educators, from teachers to bus drivers to custodians and everything in between. The state Public Education Compensation Committee will submit its recommendations to Gov. John Carney’s office by Nov. 15. Whatever salary recommendations he includes – the committee’s or another version – in his proposed budget for fiscal year …

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The Public Education Compensation Committee will submit its final recommendations for educator pay by Nov. 15.

Suggestions for educator raises finalized by pay panel

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The committee responsible for evaluating and adjusting the salary scales of Delaware’s educators to attract more to the state has solidified its recommendations.  At Monday’s Public Education Compensation Committee meeting, the 15-person group made of government and education leaders approved its final suggestions that it will submit to Gov. John Carney by Nov. 15 for consideration in his fiscal year …

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The committee will recommend a pay increase for bus drivers, and for the state to fund IT jobs.

Compensation committee: Raise bus driver pay to $25 an hour

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A committee created to raise wages for Delaware’s educators recommended Monday that bus drivers be paid $25 an hour. The 15-person Public Education Compensation Committee voted to increase the hourly rate of bus drivers from $22.50. The Delaware School Bus Contractors Association has been calling for that hike since February. RELATED: School bus contractors call for higher pay, expanded benefits …

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Committee to seek pay hikes for school food workers, others

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

On Monday, the Public Education Compensation Committee voted unanimously to recommend an increase in wages for school food service employees and paraprofessionals. The increase for general workers, cooks, and food service managers would amount to a 2.5% increase in 2025, which is on top of the 3% increase from the general budget that is still being voted on in the …

Food service workers and paraprofessionals are next up for the PECC to solidify salary schedule recommendations.

Food service workers, paraprofessionals could get raises

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Food service managers, lunch cooks and paraprofessionals in Delaware schools could soon see a bump in their paychecks.  The Public Education Compensation Committee Monday night discussed increasing food service managers’ and lunch cooks’ pay 2.5% starting in the 2024-2025 school year.  It did not vote to recommend the raises, but is expected to at its June 12 meeting. This would …