Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:
Section 1. § 743 (b), Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows :
(b) The annual salaries of principals and teachers shall be paid in ten (10) or twelve (12) equal monthly payments, each such payment to be made within ten (10) days after the end of a month for which a payment shall be due, by the State Treasurer on order of the Board of School Trustees, signed by the chairman and clerk of the Board, and in accordance with the provisions set forth in chapter 13 of this Title.
Section 2. Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new section thereto as follows:
§ 1317. Method of salary payments
Teachers and principals who are employed for ten months per year shall have the option of being paid in ten (10) or twelve (12) equal monthly payments, provided that such employees shall indicate their preference at the time of signing their contract for the ensuing school year and that the method of salary payment so designated shall not be changed during the period of the aforementioned contract.