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FORMERLY SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 4

FOR SENATE BILL NO. 65

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO STATE APPROPRIATIONS FOR UNITS OF PUPILS.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 1703, Chapter 17, Title 14, Delaware Code, by striking the following therefrom:

All such units must be authorized by the State Board of Education under rules and regulations promulgated by the Board, with the total number of units for exceptional children authorized in all school districts subject to a limitation of 8%2% of the total number of regular units (total units less kindergarten, vocational, and exceptional children) in the State for the 1970-71 fiscal year, 9% of the total number of regular units in the State for 1971-72 fiscal year, and 10% of the total number of regular units in the State for the 1972-73 fiscal year and thereafter. All units of exceptional children above 8% of the total number of regular units (as calculated in the previous sentence) must be approved by the Budget Director annually.

and substituting in lieu thereof the following two paragraphs:

All such units must be authorized by the State Board of Education under rules and regulations promulgated by such Board.

The growth in the total number of state units certified for "Learning Disabilities" for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1972 and 1973 shall be limited to 10% of such total state units certified as of September 30 of the preceding year, and the growth in the total number of state units certified for "Social or Emotionally Maladjusted" for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1972 and 1973 shall be limited to 10% of such total state units certified as of September 30 of the preceding year, and no further growth in the total number of such total state units shall be allowed for subsequent fiscal years without the approval of the

General Assembly. All such new units shall be allocated to school districts by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction no later than March 1 of each year.

Approved July 8, 1971.