CHAPTER 298

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO BORROW MONEY TO BE USED FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPENDITURES IN THE NATURE OF CAPITAL INVESTMENTS AND FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM OF THE STATE AND TO ISSUE BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR AND APPROPRIATING THE MONEY BORROWED TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

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

Section 1. The State Board of Education may pay 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 only for the actual expenses of repairs of a capital nature, including but not limited to the rebuilding or major repair of roofs, floors, windows, sash and frames, doors and door frames, heating systems, electrical, plumbing and water systems. The State Board shall not pay for ordinary or minor repairs such as repainting, replacing of broken glass, refinishing floors, or for other repairs of a temporary duration.

Section 2. Before any repairs authorized under the provisions of this Act are undertaken, the local school district desiring the repairs shall send a request for such repairs to the State Board of Education. The 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 for any repairs, and the decision of the State Board shall be final.

Section 3. The State Board shall establish such rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out the purpose of this Act.

Section 4. In order to carry out the provisions of this Act, there is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education the sum of $990,000.00 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 $10,000.00 which shall be used by the State Board of Education to pay the administration costs under this Act.

Section 5. The State Board of Education shall, if and when the criteria established in this Act are met, pay for the school building repairs and improvements authorized in this Act, except that the amount of work done in any local school district shall not exceed the amount shown opposite the name of the school district in the following table:

NAME OF DISTRICT

MAXIMUM AMOUNT

Wilmington

$199,213

Claymont

26,150

Alexis I. duPont

26,550

Mount Pleasant

41,720

Newark

17,220

New Castle

45,650

Smyrna

24,000

Dover

40,650

Caesar Rodney

27,480

Harrington

4,150

Milford

30,450

Georgetown

'17,000

Seaford

33,450

Laurel

21,050

Lewes

20,760

Rehoboth

6,600

Arden

1,600

Gunning Bedford

12,250

Henry C. Conrad

28,300

John Dickinson

4,700

Alfred I. duPont

56,000

Marshallton

25,950

Middletown 60

5,700

Newport 21

14,450

Oak Grove

17,284

Odessa

1,320

Richardson Park

11,000

De La Warr

20,552

Stanton

29,000

Townsend

4,000

Middletown 120

3,875

Felton

7,490

Frederica

900

Hartly

6,300

Houston

2,000

Kenton

4,500

Magnolia

1,495

William Henry

6,800

Blades

1,300

Bridgeville 90

17,900

John M. Clayton

13,470

Delmar

53,361

Ellendale 125

2,400

Greenwood

10,006

Lincoln

2,050

Lord Baltimore

6,800

Millsboro 23

9,350

Milton

10,250

Selbyville 32

5,550

Frankford 206

1,085

William C. Jason

2,032

Millsboro 204

2,800

Selbyville 210

1,600

Sussex County Vocational

430

1-2-3 Teacher Schools

2,057

TOTAL $990,000

Section 6. Any of the funds appropriated herein remaining unexpended at' the end of any fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund, but shall remain to be used for the purposes set forth in this Act. Any sums unexpended by June 30, 1967, shall be deposited to a special account to be applied against future school construction bond requirement.

Section 7. The said sum of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) shall be borrowed by the issuance of bonds and bond anticipation notes upon the full faith and credit of the State

of Delaware. Such bonds and notes shall be issued in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 74, Title 29, Delaware Code, and Chapter 75, Title 29, Delaware Code, where applicable.

For purposes of identification, the bonds issued pursuant to this authorization Act may be known, styled or referred to as "School-Capital Improvement Bonds of 1966".

Section 8. There is appropriated from the General Fund of the State such sums as may be necessary for the expenses incident to the issuance of the bonds and notes herein authorized, and such further sums as may be necessary to pay any interest which becomes due on such bonds and notes during the current fiscal year and such further sums as may be necessary for the repayment of the principal of any of the said bonds which become due during the current fiscal year. Vouchers for the payment of the expenses incident to the issuance of bonds and notes and for the interest and repayment of said notes shall be signed by the Secretary of State by and with the approval of the Issuing Officers. Any moneys received from the premium and accrued interest on the sale of said bonds shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund.

Section 9. The Budget Appropriation Bill which shall be enacted and approved by the General Assembly for the fiscal year next following the effective date of this Act and for each subsequent fiscal year or biennium, shall contain under the Debt Service Item provisions for the payment of interest and principal maturities of the bonds (or notes which are not to be funded by the issuance of bonds) issued under the authority of this Act, and such of the revenues of the State of Delaware as are not prohibited by constitutional provisions or committed by preceding statutes for other purposes are hereby pledged for the redemption and cancellation of said bonds and payment of interest thereon.

Approved February 18, 1966.