Title 20, Chapter 2, Section 213
The State Board of Education is authorized and directed to devise
career ladder programs for teachers and other certificated
professional personnel which provide such personnel who demonstrate
above average or outstanding competencies relative to their
respective positions and exhibit above average or outstanding
performance in executing their assigned responsibilities with salary
supplements in recognition of such competency and performance.
Achievement of students beyond the level that is typically expected
for their ability shall be included in the performance criteria for
any of the respective personnel categories when specified by the
state board. The state board shall submit its policies and
guidelines pertaining to the implementation of career ladder
programs, along with the recommendations of the career ladder task
force, to the General Assembly for review prior to submitting a
request for funds to grant salary supplements under this program.
The state board shall grant sufficient funds to each local unit of
administration to pay the salary supplements of all personnel
awarded supplements under the career ladder programs, subject to
appropriation by the General Assembly.