CHAPTER 253

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 370

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO INCREASE THE REIMBURSEMENT FOR SCHOOL BUS AIDES FOR FY 77 FOR CONTRACTORS REIMBURSED UNDER THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL BUS CONTRACTOR FORMULA.

WHEREAS, the reimbursement formula adopted by the State Board of Education on January 15, 1976, provided a wage allowance of ,$2.74 per hour for school bus aides which was computed on the basis of the salary schedule provided for in the Budget Act for FY 76; and

WHEREAS, the reimbursement formula adjusted and adopted by the State Board of Education on July 15, 1976, provided a wage allowance of $3.50 per hour for school bus aides which was computed on the basis of the salary schedule provided for in the Budget Act for FY 77; and

WHEREAS, a supplemental appropriation was made to increase the compensation for school bus contractors based on the January 15, 1976 formula, which made the hourly allowance for aides less because it was based on the wage allowance of $2.74 per hour rather than the wage allowance of $3.50 per hour as provided for in the Budget Act for FY 77.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. The State Board of Education is authorized to reimburse the school bus contractors the hourly rate for school bus aides for the 1976-77 school year at the same rate as provided for in the July 15, 1976 formula which was based on the salary schedule for aides and attendants contained in the Budget Act for FY 77.

Section 2. Funds for this purpose are to be taken from the public school transportation funds appropriated to the State Board of Education for FY 78.

Approved April 26, 1978.