CHAPTER 52

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 56

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1, 2 AND 3

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 2 OF TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ATTENDANCE WITHIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

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

Section 1. Amend § 202, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by adding the following phrase after the existing subsection (e):

"In the event that a person seeks to be considered a resident of a particular school district based on the residence of anyone other than his or her parent(s), in order to be considered a resident of that school district, the prospective student must have either a signed order from a court of appropriate jurisdiction granting custody to, or appointing as his or her guardian the resident with whom he or she is residing or offer suitable documentation, certifying that the child resides within the district by action of the State of Delaware. In addition, an arrangement approved by the district may also satisfy the residency requirement of this subsection. Children under the care or custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families are exempted from the provisions of this subsection. Children in the care or custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families shall attend schools in the district in which they are currently residing, regardless of their parent's place of residence."

Approved June 11, 1997