CHAPTER 404

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1703, CHAPTER 17, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PUPIL UNITS BY PROVIDING A UNIT FOR KINDERGARTENS AND MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. Section 1703, Chapter 17, Title 14, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding a new paragraph at the end of said section as follows:

In the case of kindergartens, "unit" or "unit of pupils" shall mean 50 pupils. Said pupils may be enrolled for one-half school days in groups approximating 25 enrollees each, thus providing that each "unit" represents two instructional groups within the unit of 50. A major fraction shall be considered a unit and shall consist of any fraction greater than one-half of 50. The State Board of Education shall make uniform rules relative to the establishment of kindergartens in the public school districts of the State in accord with the provisions of this chapter and of chapters 1 and 9 of this title and such other statutes as may authorize or define kindergarten programs. No expenditure for the support of children in a kindergarten program shall be authorized unless that unit and the instructional program shall have been approved by the State Board of Education.

Section 2. There is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education the sum of $530,000 or so much thereof as may from time to time be deemed necessary to fulfill the purposes of this Act during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969. This appropriation shall be considered a supplementary appropriation and such funds shall be paid from the General Fund of the State Treasury from funds not otherwise appropriated. Any of such funds remaining unexpended on June 30, 1969, shall revert to the General Fund of the State Treasury.

Became law on June 22, 1968, without approval of the Governor, and in accordance with Section 18, Article 3 of the Constitution of Delaware.