§ 1053 Oath of office of the school board member.
(a) Each school board member shall, before entering upon the duties of the office, take and subscribe to the following oath or affirmation:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States of America, the Constitution of the State of Delaware, and the laws of Delaware governing public education, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of school board member according to the best of my ability; and I do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have not directly or indirectly paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed, or offered to or promised to contribute, any money or other valuable thing as consideration or reward for the giving or withholding a vote at the election at which I was elected to said office, so help me God (or I so affirm).”
(b) The oath or affirmation shall be administered by the president or vice-president of the school board of the school district or in the case of a newly constituted board by a person appointed by the Secretary of Education to administer said oath.
14 Del. C. 1953, § 1053; 56 Del. Laws, c. 292, § 6; 73 Del. Laws, c. 65, § 14; 77 Del. Laws, c. 45, § 1.;
HOUSE BILL NO. 76
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE OATH OF OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
Section 1. Amend § 1053(a), Title 14 of the Delaware Code by striking the phrase “America and the Constitution of the State of Delaware” and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:
“America, the Constitution of the State of Delaware, and the laws of Delaware governing public education,”.
Approved June 16, 2009