CHAPTER 268

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 452

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE AND APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF WARWICK SCHOOL NO. 225 AND ALL LAND AND ATTACHMENTS THERETO TO THE NANTICOKE INDIAN ASSOCIATION AND HERITAGE COMMITTEE FOR USE AS A MUSEUM.

WHEREAS, the school property known as Warwick School No. 225 on Route 24 at the intersection of Route 5 approximately (7) miles east of Millsboro was originally deeded to the State of Delaware for use in the education of children of the Nanticoke Indian community; and

WHEREAS, for approximately (40) years until the Warwick School was closed in 1964 it was used to provide an education for Nanticoke Indians and other non-white children; and

WHEREAS, since the closing of the school the property was acquired by the Pot Nets American Legion for use as a clubhouse; and

WHEREAS, the Pot Nets American Legion at its meeting on February 14, 1980, passed a Resolution abandoning plans to move the school building to another site; and

WHEREAS, a stipulation of the transaction authorizing the Pot Nets American Legion to use the Warwick School No. 225 required that the building be moved or maintained as a post headquarters or revert to the State; and

WHEREAS, the Pot Nets American Legion has no more interest in the Warwick School No. 225, and has not used it for approximately one year; and

WHEREAS, the Nanticoke Indian Association and Heritage Committee has expressed an interest in converting the Warwick School and property into a Nanticoke Indian museum.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. Pursuant to the provisions of 34518 (d), Chapter 45, Title 7, Delaware Code, the Department of Administrative Services Is hereby authorized and empowered to execute and deliver a good and sufficient deed transferring and conveying land, building, and all attachments thereto, being the Warwick School No. 225 in Sussex County, to the Nanticoke Indian Association and Heritage Committee for use as a museum.

Section 2. In the event that the land herein authorized to be transferred is no longer utilized by the Nanticoke Indian Association and Heritage Committee as a museum, such land shall automatically revert to the State of Delaware and the deed conveying such land shall contain a reversion provision to that effect.

Approved June 25, 1980