CHAPTER 25

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 78

AN ACT TO PROVIDE A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR THE TRANSPORTATION REIMBURSEMENT OF PUPILS ATTENDING NON-PUBLIC AND NON-PROFIT SCHOOLS.

WHEREAS, appropriations for the transportation of eligible elementary and secondary pupils to non-public and non-profit schools are based on the number of pupils receiving reimbursement for transportation for the preceding school year; and

WHEREAS, there has been an increase this year of over 2,000 pupils attending non-public and non-profit schools who are eligible for a transportation reimbursement; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Instruction has determined the need for additional funds to comply with the mandate of §2905, Title 14 of the Delaware Code.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. The sum of two hundred fifty-eight thousand dollars ($258,000.00) is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education for the purpose of providing a transportation reimbursement for eligible elementary and secondary pupils attending non-public and non-profit schools during the 1976-77 school year.

Section 2. This Act shall be known as a supplementary appropriation and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury from funds not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. Any funds hereby appropriated which remain unexpended on June 30, 1977, shall revert to the General Fund of the State Treasury.

Approved April 21, 1977