STATE OF DELAWARE
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER SEVENTY-SIX
TO: HEADS OF ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
RE: ABOLITION OF THE EFFECTIVE TRANSITION COMMISSION
WHEREAS, the Effective Transition Commission was established by my Executive Order Number 59, issued on August 22, 1978, and charged with responsibility for assisting in "the harmonious and peaceful implementation of the plan for desegregation" of the schools of New Castle County, said desegregation having been ordered by the United States District Court for the District of Delaware; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Effective Transition Commission responded to the need for leadership with strength and compassion; and
WHEREAS, the Court-ordered desegregation plan has been implemented in the absence of widespread disorder; and
WHEREAS, the Effective Transition Commission, having ably discharged its responsibilities, need exist no longer;
NOW, THEREFORE, I PIERRE S. du PONT, IV, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:
1. The Effective Transition Commission is hereby abolished.
2. On behalf of all Delawareans, the members of the Effective Transition Commission are commended for their outstanding community service.
3. Special commendation is bestowed upon Mr. Robert H. McBride, Chairman of the Effective Transition Commission, for his able and energetic leadership.
Approved this 8th day of November, 1979. (GREAT SEAL)
PIERRE S, du PONT Governor
GLENN C. KENTON Secretary of State