CHAPTER 573

AN ACT DIRECTING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO APPROVE AN AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF NECESSITY FOR THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REQUESTS OF THE MARSHALLTON McKEAN SCHOOL DISTRICT.

WHEREAS, the construction of Marbrook School in the Marshallton District was approved by the State Board of Education and the Marshallton School Board as an experimental project; and

WHEREAS, the school plant has proven satisfactory in most respects, but the Marshallton School Board has requested funds beyond the square foot formula in order to enclose the physical education facility, and thereby make it more useful; and

WHEREAS, the suggested improvement has an estimated cost of $85,000; and

WHEREAS, the State Board of Education has already approved a sum of $354,640 for administrative offices on the accepted square foot formula; and

WHEREAS, the Marshallton McKean School Board has devised, by purchasing and renovating an existing building, a plan to furnish adequate administrative facilities at less cost than the approved square foot formula for capital improvements;

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. The State Board of Education is hereby directed to issue an amended certificate of necessity in the same amount as approved in a letter dated September 26, 1969, from Robert Durkee, Director School Plant Services, to School Superintendents.

Section 2. The approved sum in the amounts of $1,107,000 State funds and $738,000 local funds shall include site work and an addition of 30,000 square feet to McKean High School, Administrative Offices, an addition to Marshallton Elementary School cafeteria of 1687 square feet, an addition to Brandywine Springs Junior High of 5580 square feet, and the enclosure of the physical education facility at Marbrook School.

Section 3. The Administration Building constructed must meet the State's minimum adequate design criteria for such structures.

Section 4. The Marshallton-McKean School District agrees by accepting the funds herein appropriated that it will accept the financial responsibility for constructing the Administration Building of the scope of the referenced Administration Building to meet the minimum adequate design criteria of the State and that no additional State funds will be requested for the additional site work described in Section 2 of this Act.

Section 5. This law shall become effective upon the enactment of the Education Capital Improvements Bond Bill of 1971.

Approved June 22, 1970.