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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULES FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES" TO RE-ENTITLE SAID CHAPTER TO READ "SALARIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF SCHOOL EMPLOYEES", AND TO PROVIDE A DUTY-FREE PERIOD FOR GRADES 1 TO 12 INCLUSIVE SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND TO MAKE A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by re-entitling said chapter to read, "SALARIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF SCHOOL EMPLOYEES".

Section 2. Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding thereto the following new Section "1328" to read as follows:

§ 1328. Hours of duty of grades 1 to 12 inclusive school teachers; duty-free period

In all reorganized school districts each school teacher grade 1 to 12 inclusive shall have, during each school day, a duty-free period consisting of at least thirty consecutive minutes of duty-free time; provided, however, the provisions hereof shall not be deemed to bar the allowance of a longer or additional duty-free period each day.

Section 3. The sum of $200,000 is hereby appropriated as a supplementary appropriation for the fiscal year 1969-1970. The State Board of Education is directed to allocate monies from this fund only to reorganized school districts, for grades 1 to 6 inclusive school teachers, which demonstrate inability to implement the intent of this law without State aid, provided that no such district shall receive more than an amount equal to that proportion of $200,000 which such district's number of school units of pupils in grades 1 to 6 inclusive, as defined in 14 Delaware Code, Section 1703, as amended, bears to the total number of such units in the State.

Section 4. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated. Any money appropriated herein and unexpended shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware on June 30, 1970.

Section 5. This Act shall become effective on September 1, 1969.

Approved July 10, 1969.