CHAPTER 30 - APPROPRIATION FOR CARE, MAINTENANCE & INSTRUCTION OF BLIND BABIES

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CARE, MAINTENANCE AND INSTRUCTION OF BLIND BABIES AND BLIND CHILDREN TOO YOUNG OR TOO BACKWARD TO ENTER SCHOOLS FOR THE BLIND, AND TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SAME.

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

Section 1. That the State Board of Education shall have power to provide for the suitable care, maintenance and instruction of Blind Babies of the State and blind children too young or too backward to enter schools for the blind.

Section 2. For the purpose of providing such care, maintenance and instruction the said Board of Education shall have power to contract with any institution having or furnishing facilities for such care, maintenance and instruction in this or any other State at a contract price and to pay transportation to and from said institution.

Provided that such contract shall be made, and by and with the written consent of the parents or the surviving parent of any such blind child, or other relatives, or guardians, if such parents are both dead; or with the Trustee of the Poor of the Poor District in which said child shall be living, if there are no parents or other relatives.

Section 3. Such contract shall continue in force and the care, maintenance and education provided therein shall continue until such blind child attains the age of eight years; provided, however, that the said State Board of Education may in its discretion, cancel such contract and remove such blind child from said institution or school if, in its judgment, such blind child does not improve in such way as to warrant its continuing in the same, or extend the time if the progress of the child requires a longer stay.

Section 4. In order to carry out the provisions of this Act there is hereby appropriated from the general funds in the State Treasury the sum of Seven Hundred Seventy-five Dollars ($775.00) for the year beginning July 1, 1937, and the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) for the year beginning July 1, 1938. Said funds to be expended by the said State Board of Education for the purposes set forth in this Act and no others.

Section 5. This Act shall be deemed and taken to be a public act, and all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Approved May 20, 1937.