Free Public Schools


Wherever a public school building or the equipment thereof is damaged or destroyed by fire or other casualty, the local school district in which the school building is located shall, as soon as may be practicable, send to the Secretary of Education, with a copy to the State Risk Manager, a written communication giving detailed information respecting the fire or other casualty stating, among other things, the name of the school building and local school district where the fire or other casualty occurred and a description of the building and equipment with the cost or approximate value thereof.

36 Del. Laws, c. 210, § 1; Code 1935, § 2729; 14 Del. C. 1953, § 3701; 71 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 167.;

Upon receipt of a written communication from the Secretary of Education and the State Risk Manager, the Governor may authorize, if there is a sufficient surplus available in the General Fund to meet the obligation, the allocation of an amount which, in the sole judgment and discretion of the Governor, is appropriate for such rebuilding and replacement.

36 Del. Laws, c. 210, § 2; Code 1935, § 2730; 14 Del. C. 1953, § 3702; 63 Del. Laws, c. 142, § 36; 71 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 167A.;

The Director of the Office of Management and Budget and State Risk Manager shall authorize the transfer and expenditure of funds allocated pursuant to § 3702 of this title.

71 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 167B; 75 Del. Laws, c. 88, § 21(7).;

The State Risk Manager shall keep accurate detailed accounts of the cost of each rebuilding of school buildings and replacement of school equipment under this chapter and of all moneys expended by the State therefor.

36 Del. Laws, c. 210, §§ 4, 5; Code 1935, §§ 2733, 2735; 14 Del. C. 1953, § 3706; 71 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 167D.;

The Department of Education and local school districts shall see that the rebuilding of school buildings and the replacement of school equipment, destroyed in whole or in part by fire or other casualty within their respective jurisdictions under this chapter, are carried out with all reasonable dispatch.

36 Del. Laws, c. 210, § 6; Code 1935, § 2736; 14 Del. C. 1953, § 3707; 71 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 167E.;