HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11
DIRECTING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REVIEW DIVISION APPROPRIATIONS TO ASSURE THAT FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR VOCATIONAL-INDUSTRIAL ARTS PROGRAMS ARE IN FACT BEING ALLOCATED TO SUCH PROGRAMS BY EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT AND REPORT ITS FINDINGS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
WHEREAS, Sections 1703 and 1706, Title 14 of the Delaware Code were amended by 57 Laws of Del., Ch. 348, to assure, in part, that funds allocated to school districts for Vocational-Industrial Arts Programs were to be used for the development and enlargement of those programs; and
WHEREAS, in passing the said legislation, the General Assembly specifically stated that it was "the intent of the Legislature to offer an incentive to all the school districts in the State to expand their vocational occupational offerings so that a higher percentage of high school pupils will be work oriented and trained to become productive citizens"; and
WHEREAS, there is reason to believe that the appropriation based on the formula contained in Sections 1703 and 1706 aforesaid for vocational-industrial arts programs is not being applied by the districts to such programs in spite of the clear legislative directive aforesaid;
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 1309 General Assembly of the State of Delaware, with the approval of the Governor, that the State Board of Education is hereby directed to investigate the allocation and use ol vocational occupational funds appropriated to the school districts of the State ol Delaware pursuant to Sections 1703 and 1706 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code and tc report to each House of the General Assembly on or before June 1, 1979, the amount ol said appropriation to each district, how much of said appropriation was used tot vocational occupational programs and, if less than the full appropriation was used tot vocational educational programs, the manner in which said appropriation was used; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Board of Education shall in its report include all rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the directive of Section 1706, Title 14 of the Delaware Code and to fully and completely report on the methods and procedures used by the State Board of Education to review and enforce the propel allocation of funds to vocational occupational programs; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representative: forward an appropriately backed copy of this Resolution to the State Board of Education.
Approved April 17, 1979.