CHAPTER 181

APPROPRIATION - STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR ADDITIONAL COSTS OF TRANSPORTATION OF SCHOOL PUPILS

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF COSTS AND EXPENSES OVER AND ABOVE THE PRESENT APPROPRIATIONS AVAILABLE TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL COSTS OF TRANSPORTATION OF SCHOOL PUPILS.

WHEREAS, the number of pupils at present transported is 14,353, an increase of 10.5 percent above the number transported last year, thus making it necessary to establish twenty-six (26) additional bus routes; and

WHEREAS, it has been necessary to make adjustments in a number of contracts because of the purchase of new equipment by the contractors; and

WHEREAS, the opening of the William C. Jason School in Georgetown has added approximately Ten Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($10,800.00) to the cost of transporting pupils within the State; and

WHEREAS, present appropriations available to the State Board of Education are inadequate to meet the necessary and extraordinary expenses for the transportation of pupils for the remainder of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951; NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education the sum of Forty-six Thousand Dollars ($46,000.00) to be used only for the payment of school transportation costs for the present school year.

Section 2. Funds hereby appropriated shall be available to the State Board of Education immediately and shall be used only for the payment of transportation of pupils in accordance with the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education in this behalf.

Section 3. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved June 4, 1951.