CHAPTER 440

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $487,525.00 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 and facilities for Felton #54 and Ellendale #125. 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 provision 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 decisions 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:

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 $487,525.00 or so much thereof as may be necessary to be expended by the State Board for the purpose set forth in Section 1 of this Act.

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:

Maximum Amount

Name of District

Milford District

$ 41,500.00

Bridgeville #90

20,000.00

Newark Special

24,500.00

Wilmington

70,000.00

Lord Baltimore #28

39,000.00

Felton #54

73,000.00

Ellendale #125

32,000.00

H. C. Conrad

4,800.00

John Dickinson

8,000.00

Krebs (Newport)

25,000.00

Oak Grove

16,650.00

   

Richardson Park

18,075.00

De La Warr

13,000.00

Alfred I. duPont #7

80,000.00

Smyrna Special

22,000.00

Total

$487,525.00

Section 5. This is a supplementary appropriation, and the monies so appropriated shall come from the General Fund of the State. Any monies which remain unexpended on June 30, 1967, shall revert to the State and be deposited to the General Fund of the State.

Approved July 1, 1966.