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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 160

AN ACT TO AMEND DELAWARE CODE, TITLE 14, CHAPTER 17 AS THAT CHAPTER RELATES TO UNITS OF PUPILS WHEN THE PUPILS ARE PARTIALLY DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING.

WHEREAS, a recent professionally conducted evaluation at the Margaret S. Sterck School for Hearing Impaired, Delaware's only school for the Deaf located in the Newark School District, indicated the need for upgrading in the funding level for that school as it reaches for accredited status; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware has historically demonstrated the desire to provide adequate education for each of its children regardless of any particular handicap,

NOW THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. Amend Delaware Code, Title 14, §1703 in the second full paragraph of that section where these words are found ". . . classes for the partially deaf or hard of hearing, 1 unit for 8 children." by striking from that paragraph the figure "8" and substituting in lieu thereof the figure "6".

Section 2. In order to carry out the provisions of this act during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974 an amount of $78,300 is appropriated to the Educational Contingency Fund for the funding of the program herein described including employee benefits.

Section 3. The effective date of this act shall be July 1, 1973.

Approved July 23, 1973.