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Taskforce offers recommendations for teachers' compensation changes

Delaware Public Media

After nearly a year of work, a state task force is issuing part of their recommendation to pay Delaware teachers more.


Under the draft plan, new teachers in Delaware would make up to $5,000 more per year, with other boosts in pay sprinkled throughout their careers.

The current system only accounts for the number of years of experience and education levels, and pay bumps are given annually a certain point.


But the proposal remains incomplete long after the initial deadline of last November.


Under a new bill, the committee would continue working to finalize details over two new “teacher leader” roles that come with more pay and new responsibilities.

Those details will be due to Gov. Jack Markell next March.


Some educators have been skeptical of the plan. Many showed up to public workshops over the past year, saying the money would be better spent on classroom resources.

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