AN ACT to Amend an Act entitled "AN ACT to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a general and efficient system of Free Public Schools", being Chapter 160, Volume 32, Laws of Delaware.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
SECTION 1. Amend said Act by striking out all of Section 2 thereof and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 2 as follows:
"SECTION 2. From and after the first day of July, 1931, the general administration and supervision of the free public schools and of the educational interests of the State shall be vested in a State Board of Education, composed of six members, who shall be appointed by the Governor from the citizens of the State. Two members shall be appointed to serve for three years, two for two years, and two for one year, beginning on the first day of July next succeeding their appointment and until their successors qualify. Following the expiration of the term of office of each member his successor shall be appointed to serve for three years and until his successor shall qualify. No more than three members of the Board shall belong to the same political party and no person shall be eligible to appointment who has not been for at least five years preceding his appointment a resident of this State. The members of the Board shall be appointed solely because of their character and fitness, but no person shall be appointed to this Board who is in any way subject to its authority. Vacancies on the Board for any cause shall be filled by the Governor for the unexpired term and until a successor qualifies. Any member of this Board shall be eligible for reappointment unless otherwise disqualified by the provisions of this Act. In constituting the said Board the appointments shall be made so that there shall always be on the Board at least one resident of the City of Wilmington, one resident from New Castle County outside of Wilmington, one from Kent County and one from Sussex County."
Approved March 12, 1931.