CHAPTER 188 - CREATION OF NEW HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CREATE NEW HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That, on and after the approval of this Act, the State Board of Education shall have power to create new High School Districts, outside of the City of Wilmington; but no High School District so created shall include any part of any present Special School District, without the expressed written consent of the Board of Education of such Special School District, signed by its President and attested by its Secretary.

Section 2. That for any new High School District so created, the Resident Judge of the County in which such High School District is created shall at once appoint from the residents of such new High School District a Board of School Trustees consisting of seven members; one of whom shall be a resident of each of the seven largest School Districts, including Consolidated School Districts, in such High School District, and one of whom shall serve for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years, one for five years, one for six years, and one for seven years, as designated by the said Resident Judge. The terms of the said trustees shall begin July 1 following their appointment, except that the trustees first appointed shall serve from the date of their appointment till July 1 following, in addition to the term for which they are appointed.

In order to determine the relative size of the said School Districts or Consolidated School Districts for the purpose of the appointment of the trustees as provided for by this Act, the State Board of Education, upon the request of the Resident Judge, shall furnish said Judge with a statement showing the relative sizes of the said districts and the school population of each.

Annually after the first day of July, 1935, the said Judge shall appoint a trustee for the full term of seven years to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of the trustee whose term expires at such time. Any vacancy in the office of any such trustee, caused by death, resignation, removal from the district, or for any other cause whatever, shall be filled by the said Judge for the unexpired term. Every trustee, at all times, shall have the qualifications as to residence as set forth in this Section, or his office shall be considered vacant and a successor shall be appointed for the unexpired term as in this Section provided.

Section 3. That the High School District or Districts, created under this Act, shall be conducted and maintained as other school districts of the State under the immediate control of the State Board of Education, and all the laws in this State relating to school districts and to Boards of School Trustees generally and not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, shall apply to the said High School District or Districts-.

Section 4. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act be and the same are hereby repealed to the extent and only to the extent of any such inconsistency.


Approved April 24, 1935.