CHAPTER 338

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 1118

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CONVEYANCE OF THE PROPERTIES KNOWN AS THE HODGSON VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOL, THE HOWARD CAREER CENTER, THE HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL AND THE MARSHALLTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO THE NEW CASTLE COUNTY VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT.

WHEREAS, Title 14, Section 1029(b) of the Delaware Code provides that all vocational-technical centers or schools shall come within the authority of the vocational-technical school board in the County in which they are located; and

WHEREAS, the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District has since July 1, 1978 administered and supervised the Hodgson Vocational-Technical School and the Howard Career Center pursuant to a Stipulation between the Vo-Tech District and the New Castle County School District filed in Evans v. Buchanan; and

WHEREAS, the Hodgson Vocational-Technical School and the Howard Career Center were constructed with funds from the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District presently rents for One Dollar per year the Howard High School and Marshallton Elementary School from the New Castle County School District and pays all costs, expenses and obligations of every kind relating to these schools; and

WHEREAS, custody of the Hodgson Vocational-Technical School, the Howard Career Center, the Howard High School and the Marshallton Elementary School is with the New Castle County School District having been so conveyed by the former Newark School District, Wilmington School District and Marshallton-McKean School District, respectively.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. The transfer and conveyance of the properties known and described as the Hodgson Vocational-Technical School, the Howard Career Center, the Howard High School, and the Marshallton Elementary School from the custody of the New Castle County School District to the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District is hereby specifically approved.

Section 2. The Department of Administrative Services is hereby authorized, empowered, directed and required on behalf of the State of Delaware to transfer the Hodgson Vocational-Technical School, the Howard Career Center, the Howard High School and the Marshallton Elementary School described herein from the custody of the New Castle County School District to the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District.

Section 3. The provisions of this Act shall become effective on July 1, 1980.

Section 4. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance Is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the Act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to that end the provisions of this Act are declared to be severable.

Approved July 8, 1980.