CHAPTER 144

FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 71 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, ENTITLED "FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS" IN RELATION TO SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 71 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by adding at the end of 2767 Section 145 a new paragraph to be known as 2767-A Section 145-A as follows:

2767-A Section 145-A. That the Board of School Trustees in each school district and the Board of Education in each special school district are hereby authorized to reduce the minimum school year in their respective school district or special school district to one hundred forty (140) days.

Section 2. This Act shall become effective immediately upon approval by the Governor and shall remain in force until six months after the termination of the present War in which the United States is engaged or until the termination of the present emergency by proclamation of the Governor, whichever event shall happen first, at which time the regulations and requirements in respect to school attendance which were in force prior to the effective date of this Act shall be restored and shall thereafter have the full force and effect of law.

Section 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed in so far as such inconsistency exists.

Approved April 26, 1943.