CHAPTER 250

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 239

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 14, TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF TEACHER TERMINATION HEARINGS.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 1413 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code, by designating what is now Section 1413 as Section 1413(a) and adding the following subsection (b) to Section 1413:

"(b) Any provision of this Chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, the Board may designate a Hearing Officer to conduct the hearing prescribed by subsection (a) and under rules and regulations promulgated by the Board. The Hearing Officer shall submit a report with a recommendation to the Board, within five days of the conclusion of the hearing, which shall become part of the record. A majority of the Board shall convene to review the records of the proceedings and, within 15 days of the hearing before the hearing Officer, shall submit to the employee its decision in writing."

Section 2. The provisions of this Act are effective immediately upon enactment.

Approved April 26. 1984.