TITLE 31

Welfare

Welfare Agencies

CHAPTER 25. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION; DUTIES IN REGARD TO PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND


The State Board of Education may provide for the suitable care, maintenance and instruction of babies who are blind of the State and children who are blind and too young or otherwise unable to enter schools for persons who are blind.

41 Del. Laws, c. 30, § 1; 31 Del. C. 1953, § 2501; 78 Del. Laws, c. 179, §§ 360, 361.;

For the purpose of providing the care, maintenance and instruction referred to in § 2501 of this title the Board of Education may contract with any institution having or furnishing facilities for such care, maintenance and instruction in this or any other state at a contract price and to pay transportation to and from the institution. The contract shall be made by and with the written consent of the parents or the surviving parent of any such child who is blind, or other relatives, or guardians, if such parents are both dead, or with the Department of Public Welfare, if there are no parents or other relatives.

41 Del. Laws, c. 30, § 2; 31 Del. C. 1953, § 2502; 78 Del. Laws, c. 179, § 362.;

A contract under this chapter shall continue in force and the care, maintenance and education provided therein shall continue until such child who is blind attains the age of 8 years. The State Board of Education may, however, cancel such contract and remove such child who is blind from the institution or school if, in its judgment, such child who is blind does not improve in such a way as to warrant its continuing in the same, or extend the time if the progress of the child requires a longer stay.

41 Del. Laws, c. 30, § 3; 31 Del. C. 1953, § 2503; 78 Del. Laws, c. 179, § 363.;