OF FREE SCHOOLS.
AN ACT in relation to free public schools of the State of Delaware, and in further amendment of an Act entitled, "An Act concerning the establishment of a general system of free public schools," being Chapter 67, Volume 21, of the Laws of Delaware, as amended.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. As soon as practicable after the approval of this Act the Governor shall appoint some suitable person, who shall be Commissioner of Education of the State of Delaware, and who shall also be Secretary of the State Board of Education. The term of said Commissioner shall be for two years, or until his successor is qualified, and the duties of said office shall begin on the first day of May, A. D. 1913. On or before the first day of May, A. D. 1915, the Governor shall appoint a Successor to said Commissioner whose term of office shall be for two years, or until his Successor is duly qualified.
Such appointment shall be made biennially thereafter and the duties of said office shall begin on the first day of May following such appointment. Said Commission* [*Commissioner] shall be entitled to a salary of Two Thousand Dollars per annum, payable at least quarterly.
He shall be a person of good moral character and well qualified mentally to perform the duties of his office. He must have had, at the time of his appointment, at least five years' experience as a teacher; and must hold a certificate of graduation from some reputable college or normal school.
The duties of said Commissioner shall be such as shall be prescribed by the State Board of Education and shall be directed toward the betterment and standardization of the free schools within this State. As Secretary of the State Board of Education he shall keep and file all documents, reports, communications and other papers of said Board and shall conduct the correspondence of said Board. The sum of Three Hundred Dollars is hereby appropriated to defray the travelling expenses incurred by said officer as Commissioner of Education and Secretary of the State Board of Education, and all other expenses incurred by said officer as Secretary of the State Board of Education shall be paid by the State Treasurer upon presentation to him of a statement of said expenses, bearing thereon the approval of the State Board of Education.
Approved March 14, A. D. 1913.