CHAPTER 439

AN ACT TO AMEND DELAWARE CODE, TITLE 14, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER II, BY ADDING A NEW SECTION RELATING TO DRIVER EDUCATION INSTRUCTION IN NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND M A.KING AN APPROPRIAION TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS ACT.

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

Section 1. Delaware Code, Title 14, Chapter 1, Subchapter II, is hereby amended by adding a new section to be designated Section 131 and to be entitled "Driver education instruction in nonpublic high schools," to read as follows:

§ 131. Driver education instruction in nonpublic high schools

The State Board of Education shall make rules and regulations concerning instruction in Driver Education in nonpublic high schools. Such rules and regulations shall provide for at least the following:

(a) The qualification of teachers for Driver Education in nonpublic high schools shall be the same as the qualification for teachers in the public high schools.

(b) Unless modified by other statutes enacted after July 1, 1967, the ratio of teachers to pupils for assignment of Driver Education teachers in nonpublic high schools shall be based upon one teacher for each 140 tenth grade pupils enrolled in the nonpublic high school; or one-fifth of a teacher assignment for each full 28 tenth grade pupils.

(c) General supervision for the program of instruction in Driver Education in nonpublic high schools shall be under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education or as this supervision may be assigned to a local public school district.

(d) Assignment of teachers to nonpublic high schools shall be by authority of the State Board of Education and the Board shall have the authority to require from the nonpublic high schools a statement of certified enrollment on such date and in such form as the Board may require for making the decision relative to assignment.

(e) Salary for teachers in nonpublic high schools, when paid from funds of the State of Delaware, shall be in accord with the regularly adopted salary schedule set forth in Chapter 13 of this Title.

(f) Any local salary supplement paid to Driver Education teachers assigned to nonpublic high schools may be paid by the public school district to which such teacher is assigned.

(g) For purposes of administration and supervision, the teachers of Driver Education in nonpublic high schools shall be assigned to the faculty of a public high school. The State Board of Education shall be responsible for designating such assignment. The assignment of a teacher to a public high school for purposes of driving instruction in a nonpublic high school shall be made as an assignment in addition to any assignment authorized to that public high school in accord with the unit program set forth in Chapter 17 or any other portion of this Title.

(h) Funds for the payment of the State portion of any salary due to teachers of Driver Education in nonpublic high schools shall be appropriated to a contingency fund to be administered by the Budget Director for the State of Delaware and to be paid in accord with appropriate fiscal documents presented by the public school district to which the teacher has been assigned.

(i) A teacher of Driver Education may be assigned to several nonpublic or nonpublic and public high schools in accord with the ratio for assignment as set forth in this section.

Section 2. To carry out the provisions of this Act the sum of $81,900.00 is hereby appropriated to a special contingency fund to be administered by the Budget Director for the State of Delaware and to be expended by the Budget Director on the basis of appropriate fiscal documents presented by a local school district or the State Board of Education.

Approved August 9, 1968.