CHAPTER 337

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 529, VOLUME 50, DELAWARE LAWS, KNOWN AS THE SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAM ACT OF 1955, TO AUTHORIZE NEW CASTLE SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO EXPEND CERTAIN FUNDS RAISED PURSUANT TO SAID ACT.

WHEREAS, the school construction program for New Castle Special School District heretofore approved by the State Board of Education pursuant to the School Building Program Act of 1955 has been substantially completed; AND

WHEREAS, the bonds authorized by said Act for said school building program have been sold by both the State of Delaware and New Castle Special School District, and the proceeds thereof deposited in the 1955 School Construction Account of New Castle Special School District; AND

WHEREAS, there remains in said 1955 School Construction Account of New Castle Special School District, a balance which has not been expended or committed, in excess of $45,000.00; AND

WHEREAS, there is continued and pressing need for certain construction for public school purposes in the New Castle Special School District, and authority to expend some of the aforesaid balance for additional facilities needed in said District would make it unnecessary for the State and the District to sell additional bonds for such purpose; NOW THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (three-fourths of all the Members elected to each Branch concurring therein):

Section 1. New Castle Special School District is hereby authorized to expend an amount not exceeding $45,000.00 from the unexpended balance in the 1955 School Construction Account of the New Castle Special School District, under the School Building Program Act of 1955, being Chapter 529, Volume 50, Delaware Laws, (of which sixty per cent is State funds and forty per cent is District funds), for the purpose of constructing central administrative offices and to purchase necessary equipment, furniture and supplies for such facilities in the New Castle Special School District.

Section 2. Said expenditure shall be made when the State Board of Education determines the necessity therefor and issues its certificate of necessity, and has approved the final plans, specifications and estimates, and as authorized by the School Building Commission of said District. To the extent it is feasible to do so, the procedure set forth in Chapter 529, Volume 50, Delaware Laws, for the expenditure of funds for the school construction program shall be followed.

Section 3. The authority hereby granted in this Act shall expire on December 31, 1963.

Approved February 16, 1962.