CHAPTER 323

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 718

AN ACT TO AMEND DELAWARE CODE, TITLE 14, BY CLARIFYING THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MAKE RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING INTER-SCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS AND PROHIBITING THE APPROVAL OF A REGULATION THAT WOULD PROHIBIT PARTICIPATION IN SIMILAR TEAM ACTIVITIES BY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Delaware Code, Title 14, 5122 (b) by adding to that subsection a new item (19) as follows:

"(19) Governing the conduct of interscholastic athletics. The Board shall not approve any rule or regulation that denies a student the right to simultaneously try out, practice or participate in games on a team similar to the school team on which he or she is a member, except that the authority for such dual membership and participation on a similar team shall be authorized only upon written consent by the parent, custodian or guardian of the student. Such written consent shall clearly state the authority to participate on a particularly specified team of a designated organization or institution."

Approved July 8, 1980