CHAPTER 569

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 851

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. I

AN ACT TO AMEND DELAWARE CODE, TITLE 14, CHAPTER 17, RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL-VOCATIONAL UNITS.

WHEREAS, the current concept of school class scheduling includes class periods of varying lengths from fifteen minutes to three hours; and

WHEREAS, particularly in classes for occupational-vocational subjects it is necessary to provide both a longer period of time and to recognize the part-time pupil; and

WHEREAS, recent confusion in interpretation of the meaning of "pupil periods" in reference to occupational-vocational courses suggests a clarification in this area:

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. AMEND Delaware Code, Title 14, § 1703, by deleting from that section the paragraph which begins with the words, "An occupational-vocational unit for financing purposes shall mean four hundred fifty (450) pupil periods . . ." and inserting in lieu thereof the following paragraph:

An occupational-vocational unit for financing purposes shall mean twenty-seven thousand (27,000) pupil minutes per week or major fraction thereof, after the first full unit; provided, however, units shall be counted on the basis of one unit for each 30 students or major fraction thereof for students enrolled in the Kent County Vocational-Technical School District and the Sussex County Vocational-Technical School District. Computation of twenty-seven thousand (27,000) pupil minutes per week shall be in accordance with the Rules and Regulations established by the State Board of Education.

Section 2. AMEND Delaware Code, Title 14, § 1703 by deleting the first two sentences of the last paragraph in that section beginning with the words "Pupils who are enrolled in a summer vocational or occupational education program . ." and ending with the words, " .forty-five (45) minutes", and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Pupils who are enrolled in a summer vocational or occupational education program, which has been approved annually by the State Board of Education, and which is conducted by any public school district beyond and in addition to the school year as defined in § 1023 of this Title, may be counted in a unit of pupils, grades seven through twelve inclusive, at the rate of twenty-seven thousand (27,000) pupil minutes per week of major fraction thereof, after the first full unit.

Section 3. This Act shall become effective upon signature by the Governor of the State of Delaware, except that if said effective date occurs anytime prior to the close of summer vocational or occupational education programs in 1972, the definition shall be applicable to the complete session of those programs.

Approved July 23, 1972.