CHAPTER 407

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 441

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO RELEASE INCREASED ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE BLOCK GRANT FUNDING FOR FISCAL YEAR 1995 OVER AND ABOVE THE LEVEL OF FUNDING CONTAINED IN THE FISCAL YEAR 1994 GENERAL FUND BUDGET OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE ONLY TO THOSE SCHOOL DISTRICTS CERTIFYING THAT THEY EMPLOY NO FEWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELORS THAN THEY DID DURING FISCAL YEAR 1994.

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

Section 1. The State Board of Education is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to release any moneys contained in the Academic Excellence Block Grant for Fiscal Year 1995 which represent an increase over the level of academic excellence funding contained in the Fiscal Year 1994 General Fund Budget only upon certification by a school district to the State Board of Education that it employs on the same full time or part time basis an equal or greater number of elementary counselors listed in a Department of Public Instruction report entitled "School Counseling in Delaware's Elementary Schools - A Status Report, December 1993 - March 1994", which was submitted to the Board on April 21, 1994.

Approved July 14, 1994.