CHAPTER 375

APPROPRIATION

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE CERTAIN FUNDS TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR THE EDUCATION, TRAINING OR TRANSPORTATION OF HANDICAPPED CHILDREN.

WHEREAS, Section 1704, Title 14 of the Delaware Code requires the State Board of Education to calculate the number of units in each school district, and

WHEREAS, Section 1703, Title 14 of the Delaware Code states that in cases of exceptional and handicapped children certain conditions for the calculation of the number of units shall prevail, and

WHEREAS, Section 3103, Title 14 of the Delaware Code requires the State Board of Education to provide and maintain special classes and special facilities wherever possible to meet the needs of all handicapped children recommended for special training from any geographical area within the State that can be served by such special facilities, and

WHEREAS, the recommended current budgets of participating local school districts, the State Board of Education, and institutions appear to be inadequate, Now, Therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education the sum of $176,048 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1955 and ending June 30, 1956; and the further sum of $196,241 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1956, and ending June 30, 1957.

Section 2. The funds so appropriated shall be used in accordance with the provisions of Section 3104, Title 14 of the Delaware Code.

Section 3. In the use of these funds, the following limits shall be observed : For the year ending June 30, 1956, for the continuance of the present program $90,048 and for conversion of pupils from regular classes to special classes $86,000; and for the year ending June 30, 1957, for the continuance of the present program $106,241 and for conversion of pupils from regular classes to special classes $90,000.

Section 4. Each district or institution before receiving funds from this appropriation shall submit satisfactory proof to the State Board of Education that State funds have not been appropriated to it for the same purpose, and in the case of school districts, that the pupils for whom instruction is provided are not included in any other enrollment used for the purpose of determining State allotments.

Section 5. This is a supplementary appropriation, and the moneys hereby appropriated shall be paid from the General Fund from moneys not otherwise appropriated.

Approved July 1, 1955.