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FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 33

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AND SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 1092, 1201, 1202, AND 1312 OF TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF EMPLOYEES OF A REORGANIZED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND TEACHER CERTIFICATION.

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

Section 1. Amend Title 14, Delaware Code, by striking Section 1092 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 1092 to read as follows:

" §1092. Every employee of a reorganized school district must meet standards for qualification as adopted by the State • Board of Education, and be certified or otherwise licensed in accordance with these standards in order to be placed on the official payroll of the reorganized school district."

Section 2. Amend Title 14, Delaware Code, by striking Section 1201 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 1201 to read as follows:

" §1201. This Chapter shall apply to the State Board of Education as the board having authority to pass rules and regulations governing the qualification and certification of teachers in the public schools of the State of Delaware; except that certificates issued by other certifying boards prior to the effective date of this Act concerning qualification and certification of teachers shall be honored by the State Board of Education."

Section 3. Amend Title 14, Delaware Code, by striking Section 1202 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 1202 to read as follows:

" §1202. Teachers who fully meet the initial requirements for certification, and who have served for a period of three (3) years 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 (5) years."

Section 4. Amend paragraph (b), Section 1312, Chapter 13, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by striking the following phrase: "or the Board of Education of the City of Wilmington, as the case may be."

Section 5. Amend paragraph (b), § 1312, Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, by redesignating that paragraph to be paragraph (c).

Section 6. Amend § 1312, Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, by inserting in that Section a new paragraph (b) as follows:

"(b) In the case of a person employed as a teacher of Trades and Industries, or as a Coordinator of Distributive Education, work experience shall be allowed on a year for year basis for full-time work experience in the trade of the teaching subject for those years of work experience beyond years counted toward qualification for certification under Rules and Regulations of the State Board of Education. One hundred and thirty-one working days in any school year shall constitute one year of work experience but not more than one year of experience may be credited for any one calendar year."

Approved July 13, 1971.