CHAPTER 553

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19

DIRECTING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO EXTEND THE DATE BY WHICH SCHOOL BUS CONTRACTORS MAY SERVE NOTICE IF THEY DO NOT INTEND TO PROVIDE SERVICE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 1977.

WHEREAS, the General Assembly has yet to adopt a budget for Fiscal 1978; and

WHEREAS, the amounts appropriated in that budget will determine the rate of compensation school bus contractors may depend upon for the school year starting in September 1977; and

WHEREAS, the current cutoff date forcontractorsto notify school districts whether they will provide transportation service next year is April 30; and

WHEREAS, it would be more appropriate for the notification date to be made effective after the budget is approved.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor concurring therein, that the State Board of Education is directed to extend the date by which school bus contractors may serve notice if they do not intend to provide service for the school year starting in September 1977, until 30 days after the Budget Bill has been signed into law by the Governor.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon adoption of this resolution the Secretary of the Senate should forward a copy to the State Board of Education.

Approved May 10, 1977.