CHAPTER 154

RELATING TO TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO "EDUCATION" BY PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A PROFESSIONAL STATUS CERTIFICATE FOR TEACHERS AND FOR REGULATIONS CONCERNING CERTIFICATE RENEWAL.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. That Title 14 of the Delaware Code is amended by adding a new Chapter thereto as follows:

CHAPTER 12

TEACHER CERTIFICATION

§ 1201. Application of this Chapter

This chapter shall apply to the State Board of Education, the Board of Education of the City of Wilmington, Boards of Education of School Districts, Boards of Education of Special School Districts and to such other educational boards as have the authority to pass rules and regulations governing the qualification and certification of teachers in the public schools of the State of Delaware.

§ 1202. Professional Status Certificate

Teachers who fully meet the initial requirements for certification by the certifying boards to which this chapter applies, and who have served for a period of three years under the authority of the certifying board in the type of position for which the certificate is appropriate, shall be issued a "Professional Status" certificate. Such Professional Status certificate shall be issued to cover a term of five years.

§ 1203. Renewal of the Professional Status Certificate

for at least three school years during the aforesaid five year term in the type of position for which the certificate was issued.

§ 1204. Revocation of Professional Status Certificate

A Professional Status certificate may be revoked upon dismissal for immorality, misconduct in office, incompetency, wilful neglect of duty or disloyalty, provided full and fair hearing and appeal shall have been allowed as elsewhere set forth in this title.

A teacher shall not forfeit his Professional Status certificate and his rights appertaining if he be transferred against his will to an educational position for which he is not certified.

NOTE : This bill became a law on May 18, 1955 without the approval of the Governor and in accordance with Section 18, Article 3 of the Constitution of Delaware.