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SENATE BILL NO. 27

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO AUTHORITY OF TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO ADMINISTER CORPORAL PUNISHMENT.

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

Section 1. Amend §701, Chapter 7, Title 14 of the Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof a new §701 to read as follows:

§701. Authority of teachers and administrators to administer corporal punishment.

Every teacher and administrator in the public schools of this State 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 such pupils. The above authority may include corporal punishment where deemed necessary. Where corporal punishment is deemed necessary it may be administered by any public school teacher or administrator in accordance with district board of education policy."