CHAPTER 90

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 302

AN ACT MAKING A ONE-TIME SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION OF $20 MILLION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE CREATION OF A SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION MARKET PRESSURE FUND.

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

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated $20,000,000 in General Funds to the Department of Education (95-02-02) for a “School Construction Market Pressure Fund”. Such fund shall be administered by the Secretary of Education, with the approval of the Budget Director and Controller General, in accordance with the provisions of this Act. These funds shall be utilized by local school districts to enable them to maintain a high level of construction quality in the environment of increased market pressure and escalating costs for the new construction of new public education classrooms.

Section 2. This funding shall be provided to the following districts:

DISTRICT SCHOOL STATE OF DELAWARE LOCAL MATCH

Appoquinimink 1600 Pupil HS $2,173,145 $763,537

1000 Pupil MS 1,247,727 438,391

20,000 SF ECC 234,481 82,385

Redding MS 322,165 113,193

Brandywine 600 Pupil ES 499,006 332,671

66,000 SF ES 662,694 441,796

Lombardy ES 356,218 237,478

Christina 840 Pupil ES 604,859 403,239

New MS 886,925 591,283

Jenny Smith ES 456,357 304,238

Lake Forest 600 Pupil ES 603,147 150,787

Central ES 48,715 12,179

NCCVT 1000 Pupil HS 1,854,794 1,236,530

Smyrna 600 Pupil ES 603,147 150,787

Smyrna MS 640,682 160,171

N. Smyrna ES 220,912 55,228

Clayton ES 119,890 29,972

Smyrna ES 143,318 35,829

Polytech 18 Classroom 236,481 59,120

Seaford Blades ES 84,505 23,835

Seaford MS 142,750 40,263

Delmar 6 Classroom addition 98,398 24,600

Indian River Lord Baltimore 225,534 150,356

Red Clay Linden Hill ES 211,416 140,944

Richey ES 234,066 156,044

Warner ES 372,274 248,182

Baltz ES 427,330 284,887

Forest Oak 232,136 154,757

Mote ES 240,589 160,392

Lewis ES 186,376 124,251

Richardson Park ES 400,594 267,062

A.I. DuPont HS 499,826 333,217

Dickinson HS 899,295 599,530

McKean HS 810,188 540,126

Heritage ES 208,553 139,035

Marbrook ES 176,953 117,969

Skyline MS 349,042 232,695

H.B. DuPont MS 397,159 264,773

Meadowood 114,625 76,416

Wilmington Campus 1,107,239 738,159

Telegraph Road Facility 176,803 117,869

650 pupil ES 489,686 326,458

TOTAL $20,000,000 $10,860,634

Section 3. Notwithstanding any provisions of the Delaware Code to the contrary, the local school districts are required to pay for their respective local share of each project under Section 2 of this Act. The following funds may be used to meet the required local match: Minor Capital Improvement Funds and/or Division III Equalization and/or local funds raised in excess of those required on the certificate of necessity issued by the Department of Education for the projects listed above. In order to access State funds, districts must notify the Department of Education, Budget Office and Office of the Controller General which option the district has chosen.

Section 4. Funds appropriated in this Act shall not be subject to reversion until June 30, 2008.

Approved June 30, 2005