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