CHAPTER 27

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 24

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14, CHAPTER 13, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO SPEECH AND HEARING SPECIALISTS.

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

Section 1. Amend §1321(e)(6), Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, by

adding immediately after the word "pupils:" the following:

"A district may choose to employ personnel under this subsection or may as an alternative choose to provide all or part of those services through a contractual arrangement with a public or private agency. When providing services of speech and hearing therapists by contract, the dollar value of the contracts shall not exceed the authorized salary for a teacher holding the master's degree and having 10 years of experience and employed for a period of 10 months per year as provided for in §1305 of this Title, multiplied by the number of therapists authorized. Any school district wishing to use funds under the contractual option set forth in this Section shall make application to the State Board of Education for that use."

Approved May 10, 1991.