CHAPTER 33

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 65

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 6, TITLE 14, OF THE DELAWARE CODE AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF TUITION FOR INMATES OF CHILDREN'S HOMES OR INSTITUTIONS.

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

Section 1. Chapter 6, Title 14, is hereby amended by adding the following new Section:

§ 606. Inmates of Children's Homes or Institutions

(a) The Board of Education of any school district in which there is located any orphans' home, home for the friendless, children's home, other institutions for the care of orphans or other children, or any institution to which children are assigned by any court for any reason, may at the discretion of such Board of Education permit any children who are inmates of such homes or institutions but not legal residents in such district to attend the public schools in said district; and the district of residence shall be liable for the tuition of such pupils.

(b) If a charge is made by any school district for tuition for the inmates of any homes or institutions who are in attendance in such district's schools, the officers of the homes or institutions shall submit to the Board of Education a sworn statement setting forth the names, ages and school district liable for tuition of all children who desire to attend public schools in the district, and who are inmates thereof as of September 30 of each year, together with a blank acknowledging or disclaiming residence signed by the secretary of the school district in which the home or institution declares the legal residence of the children to be. If the sending district does not return the said blank with an acknowledgment or disclaimer within thirty days from the time it was mailed, the Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction shall withhold from Division III entitlement the tuition for such inmates from the district of residence upon receipt of a sworn statement setting forth the names, ages, tuition charges and district of legal residence, such sworn statement to be furnished by the receiving district."

Section 2. This Act shall become effective on July 1, 1971.

Approved April 11, 1971.