AN ACT to amend "An Act providing for the Reading of Portions of the Holy Bible and repeating the Lord's Prayer in each Public School and preventing other Religious Service or exercise," being Chapter 182, Volume 33, Laws of Delaware.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
That Chapter 182, Volume 33, Laws of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by repealing all of said Chapter, and inserting in lieu thereof the following new Chapter:
Section 1. No religious service or exercise, except the reading of the Bible and the repeating of the Lord's Prayer, shall be held in any school receiving any portion of the moneys appropriated for the support of public schools.
Section 2. In each public school classroom in the State, and in the presence of the scholars therein assembled, at least five verses from the Holy Bible shall be read at the opening of such school, upon each and every school day, by the teacher in charge thereof; Provided that whenever there is a general assemblage of school classes at the opening of such school day, then instead of such classroom reading, the principal or teacher in charge of such assemblage shall read at least five verses from said Holy Bible, in the presence of the assembled scholars as herein directed.
Section 3. Any teacher or principal who shall fail to com- ply with the provisions of this Act shall be subject to a penalty of Twenty-Five dollars ($25.00) for the first violation of this Act, and for a second violation of this Act, his or her certificate shall be revoked by the proper authorities.