CHAPTER 24

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS OF THE STATE.

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

Section 1. The State Board of Education is hereby authorized and empowered to pay local school districts for the cost of non-ordinary and non-recurring repairs to the public school buildings of the State. The State Board shall establish criteria for the types of repairs which it will approve under this Act, provided that the State Board shall pay local districts only for the actual expenses of repairs of a capital nature, including but not limited to the re-building or major repair of roofs, floors, heating systems, electrical, and plumbing or water systems. The State Board shall not pay school districts for ordinary or minor maintenance repairs such as repainting, replacing of broken glass, refinishing floors, or for other repairs of a temporary duration.

Section 2. (1) Before any repairs authorized under the provisions of this Act are undertaken by any school district, the school district shall send a request to the State Board of Education, and such request shall itemize the repairs needed and show the estimated cost of each item. The State Board, using the criteria established pursuant to Section 1 of this Act, shall decide as to the right of payment to the local school district for any repairs, and the decision of the State Board shall be final.

(2) In order to determine the right of payment to the school district, the State Board, or its designated representative, shall:

(a) Inspect the building or buildings to determine that the repairs requested by the school district are needed and are in accordance with the criteria established in Section 1 of this Act.

(b) Provide necessary help to the school district for letting of bids on the repairs or replacements meeting the criteria.

(c) Inspect the repairs upon completion to determine that all specifications have been met and that the work and materials used are of acceptable quality.

(d) Pay the cost of the repairs made by the school district in accordance with the provisions of this Act after the repairs are accepted as meeting all specifications as to workmanship and materials.

Section 3. In order to carry out the provisions of this Act, there is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education the sum of $1,058,301.00 or so much thereof as may be necessary to be expended by the State Board for the purposes set forth in Section 1 of this Act and an additional sum of $50,000 which shall be used by the State Board of Education to pay necessary travel expenses and/or to employ such personnel as are necessary to carry out the duties of preliminary inspection, bidding, and final inspection.

Section 4. The State Board of Education shall, if and when the criteria established in this act are met, pay the school district for the school building repairs, except that the amount paid to each school district shall not be in excess of the amount shown opposite the name of the school district in the following table:

NAME OF DISTRICT

MAXIMUM AMOUNT

Claymont Special

$ 122,700

Dover Special

23,650

Alexis I. duPont Special

32,500

Georgetown Special

15,220

Harrington Special

21,000

Laurel Special

40,211

Lewes Special

28,910

Milford Special

13,450

Mt. Pleasant Special

11,775

Newark Special 19,775

New Castle Special 10,800

Caesar Rodney Special 3,350

Seaford Special 62,000

Smyrna Special 33,550

Wilmington 218,525

Arden #3 2,238

Gunning Bedford, Jr. #53 21,500

H. C. Conrad #131 41,000

Alfred I. duPont #7 15,000

Marshallton #7 42,000

Middletown #60 9,100

Middletown #120 1,060

Newport #21 11,740

Oak Grove #130 13,450

Odessa #61 2,500

Richardson Park #20 11,400

Rose Hill-Minquadale #47 14,700

Stanton #38 24,250

Millside #132 59,900

Newport #106 570

Felton #54 4,425

Hartly #96 5,000

Magnolia #50 992

William W. M. Henry #133 6,250

Blades #172 846

Bridgeville #90 15,450

John M. Clayton #97 5,200

Delmar #163 400

Ellendale #125 3,500

Greenwood #91 2,500

Lord Baltimore #28 11,238

Millsboro #23 6,150

Milton #8 11,000

Selbyville #32 5,405

Selbyville #210 1,427

Bridgeville #220 4,100

Frankford #206 1,040

William C. Jason #192 24,400

Millsboro #204

1,720

State Board of Education (1-2-3 Teacher Schools)

7,000

Townsend #81

3,500

TOTAL

$1,058,301

Section 5. This is a supplementary appropriation, and the moneys so appropriated shall come from the General Fund of the State. Any moneys which remain unexpended on June 30, 1964, shall revert to the State and be deposited to the General Fund of the State.

Approved April 19, 1963.