SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO, 52
EXPRESSING THE CONCERN OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OVER THE REPORT BY THE UNIQUE HAZARDS COMMITTEE OF THE STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO ELIMINATE HAZARDS AND REDUCE BUSING; AND DIRECTING THAT THE PRESENT MORATORIUM BE EXTENDED FOR ONE YEAR.
WHEREAS, by resolution approved by the Governor on October 12, 1971 the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware directed the State Board of Public Instruction to establish a moratorium of one school year before steps to eliminate the busing of students declared by the Committee to be ineligible for public transportation; and
WHEREAS, the Resolution further required that the State Board of Public Instruction submit a report to the General Assembly delineating "safety hazards" as the same applies to the transportation of pupils, including recommendations; and
WHEREAS, the Unique Hazards Committee has submitted its report, together with an additional appropriations request of $1,590,944 and State funds are not available.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 127th General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the State Board of Public Instruction be directed to continue bus transportation of students previously declared ineligible by the Unique Hazards Committee and to extend the moratorium for one more school year, or until the funds requested are appropriated and the construction completed. Spur routes shall continue to be served as present.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Chairman of the Unique Hazards Committee and the Supervisor of the State Board of Public Instruction.
Approved July 26, 1974.