CHAPTER 8

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERIM BOARDS OF EDUCATION FOR PROPOSED SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

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

Section 1. Amend Delaware Code, Title 14, Chapter 10, Subchapter III, by adding to that subchapter a new section to read as follows:

§1068. Interim Boards of Education for proposed school districts, 1969

(a) On or before March 1, 1969 but following the announcement of the final plan for the reorganization of school districts as required in section 1004 (c) of this Title but not later than March 5, 1969, an interim Board of Education shall be created in each proposed school district, which is to be composed of more than one component former school district, or a part of a high school district. This Board shall be composed of a membership patterned after that of the proposed district as it will exist on July 1, 1969. In those cases where whole Boards are to be included, the whole incumbent Board shall serve on the interim Board. In those cases where one member of a Board is to serve on the reorganized school district Board, that member shall be designated by the incumbent Board of the component former school district. In any case where vacancies occur on such interim Board for any reason, it shall be filled in accordance with existing laws by the incumbent Board of the component former school district.

(b) In any case where an existing school district is to become a reorganized school district without a change of its boundaries, the incumbent Board shall serve also as the interim Board.

(c) The interim Board herein described shall have all the powers of a Board of Education for a reorganized district as

set forth in this Title as these powers refer to a proposed reorganized school district.

(d) In establishing an interim Board of Education, the Secretary of the State Board of Education shall notify the secretaries of the Boards of Education and Boards of School Trustees in the State of Delaware, concerning the necessity for such action and shall in this same notification set the dates on which such interim Board shall be convened and designate the person responsible to serve as temporary chairman for purposes of swearing in the members of the Board, according to the oath of office set forth in section 1053 of this title and for the organization of the interim Board.

(e) The interim Board is by this Act discharged on July 1, 1969 and all records of the interim Board shall be turned over to the Board of the reorganized district.

Approved February 3, 1969.