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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PROCEDURES FOR THE TERMINATION OF SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE FOR LONG-TERM CONTRACTS FOR PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES.

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

Section 1. Section 1401, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended by striking the section in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

§ 1401. Definitions

As used in this chapter—

"Board" means a Board of Education of a Reorganized School District.

"Teacher" means and includes all persons certified to teach and who are employed by a Board as a teacher. It shall not include persons employed as assistant principal, principal, supervisor, administrative assistant, director, assistant superintendent, or superintendent; except that any such person who has completed three years of service in the State, two years of which shall have been in the employ of the same Board, may at his option elect and he shall be granted the right to be assigned as a teacher in the employ of said Board.

Section 2. Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended by inserting a new section "1328" to read as follows:

§ 1328. Employment contracts

Nothing in this title shall be construed as prohibiting the Board and any assistant principal, principal, supervisor, administrative assistant, director, assistant superintendent, or superintendent from entering into an employment contract for a period of up to five years.

Section 3. This Act shall become effective upon signature by the Governor.

Approved July 11, 1969.