CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 6
AS AMENDED BY
SENATE AMENDMENT NOS. 1, 2, & 3
AND HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1
EXPRESSING THE CONCERN OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OVER THE REPORT BY THE UNIQUE HAZARDS COMMITTEE OF THE DEPARTMENT 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 Department of Public Instruction to establish a moratorium of one school year before steps are taken to eliminate the busing of students declared by the Committee to be ineligible for public transportation; and
WHEREAS, the Resolution further required that the Department 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; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary for the safety of students attending the Stanton Jr. High School, who are forced now to walk along Telegraph Road with the constant threat of injury, that the said Stanton School District provide bus service along Telegraph Road for such students;
WHEREAS, there is currently an available bus, with available space to accommodate said students, stopping in the vicinity of Millcreek Trailer Park and, therefore, would not involve any additional cost to the State.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 128th General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the Department 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 at present.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Chairman of the Unique Hazards Committee and the Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction.
Approved May 24, 1975