CHAPTER 79

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE BY PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS IN THE CONRAD HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT.

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

Section 1. Section 2507 of Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding a new paragraph (g) at the end thereof as follows:

Section 2507. (g) Provided, however, in the Henry C. Conrad High School District the board shall be composed of five members, one member to be elected each year for a term of five years. One member shall be a resident of and elected by the voters in each of the following districts: Krebs, Stanton, Richardson Park, Marshallton and Oak Grove. The election shall be conducted in the same manner as prescribed in Chapter 3 of this title, except, however, that the polling place shall be the school building or buildings in the district which is electing such member, and the conduct of the election shall be the responsibility of the school board of the district which is electing such member and provided further that upon the petition of 500 registered voters or 30% of the registered voters within a school district, whichever is the lesser number, an election shall be held in the school district affected to determine if school board members for such district shall be appointed by the resident judge of the county in which the district is located, or shall be elected by the registered voters of the school district affected. In the event that such a petition is filed with the Department of Elections of such county at least sixty days prior to a general election, said Department of Elections shall conduct the election at the same time and in the same manner as the general election and the vote shall be by ballot on which is written or printed:

For Elected School Board ___________

Against Elected School Board __________

Section 2. Section 2507 of Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding a new paragraph (h) at the end thereof as follows:

Section 2507. (h) For the purpose of implementing the provisions of paragraph (g) there shall be no successor appointed or elected for the terms of the present school board members which expire in 1959 and 1960. In 1961, one member shall be elected by the Richardson Park school district; in 1962, one member shall be elected by the Marshallton school district; in 1963, one member shall be elected by the Oak Grove school district; in 1964, one member shall be elected by the Krebs school district; and in 1965, one member shall be elected by the Stanton school district.

NOTE: This bill became a law on June 8, 1959 without the approval of the Governor and in accordance with Section 18, Article 3 of the Constitution of Delaware.