CHAPTER 331

FORMERLY

SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 1

FOR SENATE BILL NO. 7

AN ACT TO AMEND PART 1, CHAPTER 17, TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE BY REMOVING THE RESTRICTIONS UPON GROWTH IN THE NUMBER OF CERTAIN UNITS FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AND PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. Amend §1703, Subchapter 11, Chapter 17, Title 14 of the Delaware Code, by striking the following paragraph:

"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 ten percent 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 'Socially or Emotionally Maladjusted' for each of the Fiscal Years ending June 30, 1972 and 1973 shall be limited to ten percent 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."

Section 2. Amend §1703, Chapter 17, Title 14 of the Delaware Code, by striking the sentence "No school district shall be entitled to enroll more than 2 percent of its enrollment in this category described as 'learning disability'." as the same appears in the paragraph beginning with the words "The State Board" and ending with the words "contingency fund." of said section.

Approved May 21, 1974.