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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 92, VOLUME 23, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, BEING "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND CONTROL OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON" BY PROVIDING THAT THE BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE CITY OF WILMINGTON CONSIST OF SEVEN (7) MEMBERS, FOUR OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR AND THREE (3) OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all the members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Chapter 92, Volume 23, Laws of Delaware, as Amended, is amended by striking Section 3 and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 3 to read as follows:

Section 3. Beginning July 1, 1970, the Board of Public Education in Wilmington shall consist of seven (7) members, four (4) of whom shall be appointed by the Governor of the State of Delaware and three (3) of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Wilmington. In case a vacancy shall occur in the office of a member of the Board of Public Education in Wilmington after it is comprised of seven (7) members for any cause, the vacancy thereby created shall be filled by the Governor of the State of Delaware, if the Governor had appointed the member creating the vacancy, or by the Mayor of the City of Wilmington, if the Mayor had appointed the member creating the vacancy. The vacancy thereby created shall be filled by the appointment of a competent person to serve for the remainder of such term. There shall be a President of the Board who should be elected by the members of the "Board of Public Education in Wilmington" and shall hold office until a new election is held by the Board. No more than four (4) members of the Board shall belong to the same political party. Any person who declines to announce his political affiliation shall also be eligible for appointment as a member of the Board. No member of City Council or the General Assembly shall be a member of the Board of Public Education in Wilmington.

Section 2. Chapter 92, Volume 23, Laws of Delaware, as Amended, is hereby amended by deleting the first sentence of Section 9 and inserting in lieu thereof the following new sentence:

Four (4) members shall form and constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Approved June 22, 1970.