CHAPTER 8

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 12

WITH SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2004, CHAPTER 20, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES EXCEEDING THE STANDARD SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FORMULA.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 2004, Title 14, Delaware Code, by striking the section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§ 2004. Construction of facilities exceeding the standard formula

The provisions of this Chapter shall not prevent the State Board of Education from approving school construction requests submitted by Districts when such requests vary from the standard formula; provided, however, that when the costs of the facilities so approved exceed the costs determined by the standard formula, the voters in the Districts so affected may authorize and limit by referendum the expenditure of funds to the amount based on the standard formula, such referendum to be held in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 21 of this Title. The following form shall be used on the ballots in such election:

Section I — Vote for one

A. For a bond issue at this time

B. Against a bond issue at this time Section II — Vote for one

In the event that the majority of votes cast in Section I is for a bond issue, which bond issue would you prefer?

A. For the bond issue in the amount of $ as recommended by the School Board.

B. For the bond issue in the amount of $ as determined from the standard formula by the State Board of Education.

The amounts of the proposed bond issues shall be inserted in the appropriate spaces on the ballot. Section I of the ballot shall be counted first. If the majority is for issuance of a bond (Section I) then Section II shall be counted and in no case shall the bond issue recommended by the school board be authorized with less than a majority of the total ballots validated for count; the lack of which majority will constitute a positive bond issue authorization by the standard formula of the State Board of Education."

Approved March 11, 1971.