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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS.

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

Section 1. Chapter 7, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding a new § 752 thereto to read as follows:

§ 752. Lawful authority of teachers and principals

Every teacher and administrator in the public schools of the State of Delaware shall have the right to exercise the same authority as to control, behavior and discipline over any pupil during any school activity, as the parents or guardians may exercise over said pupils.

If in cases where corporal punishment is deemed necessary it shall be administered by the Chief School Officer or by the principal in the presence of another adult.

Became law on December 30, 1967, without the approval of the Governor, and in accordance with Section 18, Article 3, as amended, of the Constitution of Delaware.