CHAPTER 381

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 736

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTERS 13. 17 AND 31 OF TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATION AND AN INTENSIVE LEARNING CENTER FUNDING UNIT.

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

Section 1. Amend §1703(d), Title 14 of the Delaware Code by inserting in that Subsection after the sentence "For those children in the classification designated as having 'learning disabilities' the unit shall be 8.", a new sentence as follows: For a person identified as an 'intensive Learning Center Pupil' and assigned to an Intensive Learning Center, approved by the State Board of Education, the unit shall be 8.6".

Section 2. Amend §3101. Title 14 of the Delaware Code by adding to that Section a new Subsection (8) to read as follows:

"(8) An 'Intensive Learning Center Pupil' is an identified handicapped person who In most instances will have been classified as educable mentally handicapped, socially or emotionally maladjusted or learning disabled and who manifests any of the following characteristics: learning difficulties w severe that he or she cannot respond to the curriculum and services normally provided in a special class for the identified handicap, continually exhibits disruptive behavior in a special class or withdraws Into himself or herself to such an extent as to be unserved In the special class authorized for his or her particular handicap. A handicapped person may be assigned to an Intensive Learning Center only after a complete review of his or her records by an identification, Placement, Review and Dismissal Committee. All intensive Learning Centers in a district or in a consortium of districts must be approved by the State Board of Education."

Section 3. Amend §1321(c), Title 14 of the Delaware Code by adding to that Subsection a new paragraph (17) which shall read as follows:

"(17) Class aides In an Intensive Learning Center approved by the State Board of Education, the staff assignments shall include one classroom teacher for each unit of pupils or in lieu of a teacher, two aides may be employed so long as the number of aides does not exceed the number of teachers In any given Intensive Learning Center and so long as each aide works under the direct supervision of a teacher. Aides so employed shall be paid according to the schedule for class aides set forth in §l324 of this Title."

Section 4. Amend 11324(a), Title 14 of the Delaware Code by deleting the word "or" preceding the word "autistic" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "an intensive Learning Center approved by the State Board of Education, or"

Approved June 30, 1986.