AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD UNIT UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE LEVY COURT FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the Genera/ Assembly of the State of Delaware:
Section 1. Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new Chapter as follows:
CHAPTER 27. SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS
§ 2701. Establishment of school crossing guard unit for New Castle County
(a) The Levy Court of New Castle County shall appoint and maintain, within each school district, after approval of each school district in New Castle County, school crossing guards, in such number as may, in the judgment of the school district be necessary for the safe passage of school children over the public streets and highways of New Castle County outside the City of Wilmington.
(b) All guards appointed under this Chapter shall reside within the respective school districts for which they are appointed. If any person appointed under this Section removes from the place he or she is required by law to reside, his office shall thereupon become vacant.
§ 2702. Duties; compensation; uniform
(a) The school crossing guards appointed under this Chapter shall be stationed at locations adjacent to the schools or at any other locations deemed necessary at such times during the day as the school board or board of trustees of each school district shall prescribe, for the purpose of assisting school children in safe passage across streets and highways.
(b) The guards shall have the right to stop, control and guide vehicular traffic near any pedestrian crosswalk in order to permit children to cross safely the streets and highways.
(c) The guards shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the Levy Court may prescribe, and their compensation shall be fixed by the Levy Court.
(d) The Levy Court shall provide and maintain an appropriate uniform to be paid for from County funds.
§ 2703. Coordination with school boards
In the selection and assigning of crossing guards the Levy Court shall seek the advice and assistance of the school boards of the respective districts in which the crossing guards shall be employed.
§ 2704. Levy and collection of tax
(a) In order to carry out the provisions of this subchapter, the Levy Court of New Castle County may levy in any school district with respect to which school crossing guards are furnished by the Levy Court, an annual tax based upon the full annual cost of the salaries and maintenance of school crossing employed with said school district.
(b) Such taxes shall be collected by the same collector, at the same time and in the same manner as other County taxes.
Approved November 6, 1961.