Legislative Monitor

Welcome to Rodel’s Legislative Monitor, your resource for learning about state legislation related to public education. Below you will find education legislation that saw activity as of June 30, the end of the first half of the 150th Delaware General Assembly.

Click the hyperlinks in the “Legislation” column for more information such as the current status in the legislative process, full text, and fiscal note. Visitors can now also sort columns by date, number, or sponsor. Synopses include all amendments that have passed or been placed with the bill. This language may summarize the official synopsis of the legislation.

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BILL

HB11

SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

House Bill No. 363, as amended by House Amendment No. 1, of the 149th General Assembly changed the time that polls open for school board and school referendum elections to 7:00 a.m from prior time of 10:00 a.m. There are several sections of Title 14 that govern the hours that polls are open for elections under Title 14 and House Bill No. 363 did not include a revision to the hours listed in § 1907 of Title 14. This Act makes the technical correction to § 1907 of Title 14 so that it is consistent with the sections of Title 14 that were revised by House Bill No 363. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

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House Bill No. 363, as amended by House Amendment No. 1, of the 149th General Assembly changed the time that polls open for school board and school referendum elections to…

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BILL

HB19

SPONSOR

Jaques

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act seeks to ensure that every public school in the State has a school nurse. This Act provides a mechanism to allow a district or a charter school that currently does not have a school nurse to receive State funds. This Act also permits a district to levy a tax under § 1902(b), Title 14, known as a “match tax”, to assist those districts that hire a school nurse as a result of this Act to pay for the local share of that school nurse.

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This Act seeks to ensure that every public school in the State has a school nurse. This Act provides a mechanism to allow a district or a charter school that…

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SPONSOR

McDowell

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act gives the College’s Board of Trustees the authority to issue bonds to finance the cost of major and minor capital improvements, deferred maintenance, and the acquisition of related equipment and educational technology and establishes the Community College Infrastructure Fund (“the Fund”) to pay the principal and interest on such bonds. Any promissory notes or bonds must be approved separately prior to issuance by the General Assembly in a bond and capital improvement act. This Act is a substitute for and differs from Senate Bill No. 50 by deleting the property tax component and instead provides that it is the intent of the General Assembly to appropriate at least $10 million for deferred maintenance for the next 5 years to be deposited to the Fund together with such other funds as may be deposited by the College from sources including, but not limited to, tuition and fees, private funds, non-state grants and federal support. This Act also provides a mechanism, but not an obligation, for the state to provide matching funds for minor capital improvement projects consistent with existing matching provisions for public education.

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This Act gives the College’s Board of Trustees the authority to issue bonds to finance the cost of major and minor capital improvements, deferred maintenance, and the acquisition of related…

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BILL

HB48w/ HA1

SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This bill provides State funding to kindergarten through third grade for basic special education. State funding already occurs for intensive and complex special education during these grades. Currently the basic special education funding runs from fourth through twelfth grade. This bill is an effort to promote earlier identification and assistance for basic special education needs which should then mitigate costs over the long term. Pursuant to its terms, funding for K-3 special education will be phased in gradually over 4 years.

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This bill provides State funding to kindergarten through third grade for basic special education. State funding already occurs for intensive and complex special education during these grades. Currently the basic…

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BILL

HB51

SPONSOR

Schwartzkopf

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act appropriates $39,117,700 to provide one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget.

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This Act appropriates $39,117,700 to provide one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget.

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BILL

HB60

SPONSOR

Hensley

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act gives the College’s Board of Trustees the authority to issue bonds to finance the cost of major and minor capital improvements, deferred maintenance, and the acquisition of related equipment and educational technology and establishes the Community College Infrastructure Fund (“the Fund”) to pay the principal and interest on such bonds. This Act also provides a mechanism, but not an obligation, for the state to provide matching funds for minor capital improvement projects consistent with existing matching provisions for public education. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

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This Act gives the College’s Board of Trustees the authority to issue bonds to finance the cost of major and minor capital improvements, deferred maintenance, and the acquisition of related…

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BILL

HB58

SPONSOR

Shupe

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This act will increase the numbers of Delaware nursing students eligible for the nursing incentive program by allowing Delawareans pursuing nursing careers at non-profit hospitals located in Delaware to be eligible for the program.

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This act will increase the numbers of Delaware nursing students eligible for the nursing incentive program by allowing Delawareans pursuing nursing careers at non-profit hospitals located in Delaware to be…

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SPONSOR

Longhurst

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware elementary schools. The unit is at a ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades K-5 for a full-time school counselor, school social worker, or licensed clinical social worker. Additionally a unit ratio of 700 full time equivalent students for grades K-5 for employment of a full-time school psychologist. This bill will lower ratios and increase access to mental health services for elementary school students.

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This Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware elementary schools. The unit is at a ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades K-5 for a full-time school counselor,…

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BILL

HB101

SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act requires high needs elementary schools, including high needs elementary charter schools, to have school-based health centers. The State will pay the start-up costs for each school-based health center at 2 centers per year until each high needs elementary school has a center. High needs elementary schools are defined as any elementary school in the top quartile of 3 or more in percentage of low-income students, percentage of English learners, percentage of students with disabilities, percentage of minority students, or having 90% of its students classified as low-income, English learners, or minority. This act also allows high needs elementary schools having pre-existing school-based health centers to apply for reimbursement of previously expended funds necessary to establish said health center.

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This Act requires high needs elementary schools, including high needs elementary charter schools, to have school-based health centers. The State will pay the start-up costs for each school-based health center…

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BILL

HB111

SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This bill allows school districts and charter schools in Delaware to utilize external camera systems on school buses to catch motorists that illegally pass school buses and punishes these motorist by issuing them a civil penalty. The purpose of this bill is to protect children as they are in the process of boarding and exiting the school bus and to spread awareness of school bus traffic safety. At least 16 states have implemented similar legislation, including Pennsylvania in 2018. This is a discretionary program that is not required, but is encouraged to be used by the Delaware school districts and charter schools.

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This bill allows school districts and charter schools in Delaware to utilize external camera systems on school buses to catch motorists that illegally pass school buses and punishes these motorist…

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BILL

HB55

SPONSOR

Jaques

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act includes the dollar amount of an Educational Support Professional of the Year award received by a State employee when determining the final average compensation used to compute the State employee’s pension. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

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This Act includes the dollar amount of an Educational Support Professional of the Year award received by a State employee when determining the final average compensation used to compute the…

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SPONSOR

Pettyjohn

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act establishes the Focus on Alternative Skills Training Program (“FAST”). FAST will provide tuition, up to $9,000, to Delaware residents who have obtained a high school diploma, Diploma of Alternate Achievement Standards, or a Delaware secondary credential, which includes earning a GED, and have enrolled in an approved non-degree credit certificate program. The Workforce Development Board will create a list of non-degree credit certificate programs approved for the FAST program.

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This Act establishes the Focus on Alternative Skills Training Program (“FAST”). FAST will provide tuition, up to $9,000, to Delaware residents who have obtained a high school diploma, Diploma of…

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SPONSOR

Jaques

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This bill creates a mechanism by which school boards may increase funds for a school district both with and without a referendum. This bill also provides how certain school boards may levy real estate taxes. This amendment permits school boards to elect a one-time rate increase of the tax originally authorized in an election in order to ensure that a school district will have sufficient local funds ending balance at the end of the fiscal year. This amendment modifies the permissible tax increase the school board may impose to the lower of either a rate equal to the percentage change in the CPI-W or a rate of 2% annually.

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This bill creates a mechanism by which school boards may increase funds for a school district both with and without a referendum. This bill also provides how certain school boards…

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BILL

HB134

SPONSOR

Baumbach

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act changes the term of a school board member from 5 years to 3 years and adds the requirement that each school board member is paid $100 per meeting attended by the Department of Education

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This Act changes the term of a school board member from 5 years to 3 years and adds the requirement that each school board member is paid $100 per meeting…

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BILL

SB78

SPONSOR

Poore

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act requires that the health education programs presented by the Department of Education include instruction on what it means to “consent” in the context of a sexual encounter.

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This Act requires that the health education programs presented by the Department of Education include instruction on what it means to “consent” in the context of a sexual encounter.

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BILL

HCR40

SPONSOR

Longhurst

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This House Concurrent Resolution outlines the need for expansion of the exchange network between school and county libraries and requests that the Secretary of State develop and implement such expansion.

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This House Concurrent Resolution outlines the need for expansion of the exchange network between school and county libraries and requests that the Secretary of State develop and implement such expansion.

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BILL

HB150

SPONSOR

D. Short

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This bill removes panic button hardware or software as eligible expenses from the fund because the State has established the RAVE Mobile Security System through the Department of Safety and Homeland Security

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This bill removes panic button hardware or software as eligible expenses from the fund because the State has established the RAVE Mobile Security System through the Department of Safety and…

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BILL

SB103

SPONSOR

Poore

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act amends Section 3001(d)(1) of Title 14 to require that the Department of Education ensure that the standards of the Delaware Stars for Early Success system are consistent with the regulations of the Office of Child Care Licensing. It also removes the Office of Child Care Licensing from the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families and puts it within the Department of Education to facilitate that consistency.

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This Act amends Section 3001(d)(1) of Title 14 to require that the Department of Education ensure that the standards of the Delaware Stars for Early Success system are consistent with…

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BILL

HB170

SPONSOR

Heffernan

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act increases the age requirement for compulsory school attendance in Delaware from 16 to 18 years of age. The age increase is phased in over a 2-year period; accordingly, there is a 1-year interim period where the compulsory school attendance age requirement will be 17 years of age. The Act further provides that a child may be exempt from the age requirement for compulsory school attendance if the child has received a high school diploma or a diploma of alternate achievement standards or obtains permission to withdraw from school from the superintendent of the district in which the child is enrolled or from the president of the board of the charter school in which the child is enrolled. To obtain a waiver from the date of enactment of this Act until August 31, 2022, a child must be at least 16 years old. To obtain a waiver on or after September 1, 2022, a child must be at least 17 years old. The Act preserves the exemption under which a child may be excused from compulsory attendance upon request of the child’s parent or legal guardian coupled with supporting written documentation from a qualified health professional.

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This Act increases the age requirement for compulsory school attendance in Delaware from 16 to 18 years of age. The age increase is phased in over a 2-year period; accordingly,…

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SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This bill creates an Expanded Learning Opportunities Subcommittee as part of the Interagency Resource Management Committee (IRMC) to provide research, recommendations, and coordination regarding before and after school programs and summer learning opportunities for school-age children. The chairperson of the subcommittee is also added to the Interagency Resource Management Committee as a non-voting member. The creation of an Expanded Learning Opportunities Subcommittee was one of the primary recommendations of the Statewide Afterschool Initiative Task Force, which was created by the 148th General Assembly. The Task Force felt that the design and delivery of services would be enhanced by a standing body tasked with tracking developments across the country and in the State, with a view towards encouraging the development of programs and funding models that maximize positive outcomes. This Amendment corrects who will appoint the representative of the Provider Advisory Board on the Interagency Resource Management Committee (IRMC) Extended Learning Opportunities Subcommittee and changes that appointing person from the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families to the Chair of the Provider Advisory Board.

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This bill creates an Expanded Learning Opportunities Subcommittee as part of the Interagency Resource Management Committee (IRMC) to provide research, recommendations, and coordination regarding before and after school programs and…

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BILL

HB182

SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act eliminates a barrier that prevents students from graduating from high school by prohibiting the Department of Education from requiring world language credits to receive a State of Delaware Diploma. Many students struggle to pass language classes and while language classes are often necessary for college admission, language classes are not necessary for entry into trades.

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This Act eliminates a barrier that prevents students from graduating from high school by prohibiting the Department of Education from requiring world language credits to receive a State of Delaware…

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BILL

HB186

SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act authorizes the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of the Department, or General Assembly, including a House, joint committee, committee, or member of the General Assembly, to request, and requires the Auditor of Accounts conduct or contract for, an audit of a charter school’s business and financial transactions, records, and accounts in certain circumstances. In addition, this Act makes clear that the Auditor of Accounts may not charge for an audit conducted or contracted for under this Act.

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This Act authorizes the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of the Department, or General Assembly, including a House, joint committee, committee, or member of the General Assembly, to request, and requires…

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SPONSOR

Lockman

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act is the result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee’s review of the Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education (“DACCTE”), and does the following: – Clarifies that no more than 2 members may represent any 1 membership qualification. – Adds 2 nonvoting members, a representative from the Department of Education and a student enrolled in a career and technical education (“CTE”) program. – Removes the requirement that the chair represent the private sector. – Limits the chair to 2, 5-year terms. – Requires DACCTE to submit an annual report that includes advocacy efforts, a needs assessment for statewide CTE programming, and reports from on-site school monitoring visits. – Requires at least 3 meetings per year take place after regular business hours and in each of the 3 counties. – Adds quorum and member removal provisions. Amendment corrects 2 technical errors.

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This Act is the result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee’s review of the Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education (“DACCTE”), and does the following: –…

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BILL

HB192

SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

To address concerns regarding the actual and perceived fairness of lottery admissions to choice, charter, and vo-tech schools, this Act requires that a third party approved by the Department of Education and the State Board of Education conduct the lottery. The Department of Education currently has a contract with Data Service Center to perform the choice lottery for all schools and districts in Delaware. There is no cost to the districts or charters.

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To address concerns regarding the actual and perceived fairness of lottery admissions to choice, charter, and vo-tech schools, this Act requires that a third party approved by the Department of…

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BILL

SB150

SPONSOR

Lockman

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act requires the Department of Education (“Department”) to establish a uniform kindergarten registration process. The Department must establish a uniform kindergarten registration process by the 2021 through 2022 school year and the school districts and charter schools must use the process beginning with the 2022 through 2023 school year. This Act requires the uniform kindergarten registration process to be Internet-based and in paper form and in English and Spanish. This Act also requires that certain information must be provided in the process and that the Internet-based uniform kindergarten registration process must include certain features. Finally, this Act requires the Department to establish a kindergarten registration date 6 weeks before the school choice program deadline, provide training to certain school district and charter school employees regarding the uniform kindergarten registration process, and issue guidelines for privacy of information submitted as part of the registration process.

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This Act requires the Department of Education (“Department”) to establish a uniform kindergarten registration process. The Department must establish a uniform kindergarten registration process by the 2021 through 2022 school…

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BILL

HB201

SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act requires the Department of Education (“Department”) to administer the statewide program for services for students with autism spectrum disorder (“program”) and that the Department must hire the Director of the program.

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This Act requires the Department of Education (“Department”) to administer the statewide program for services for students with autism spectrum disorder (“program”) and that the Department must hire the Director…

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BILL

HB202

SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This bill creates a pilot program for the Red Clay School District to utilize external camera systems on their school buses to catch motorists that illegally pass school buses and to punish these motorists by issuing them a civil penalty. The purpose of this bill is to protect children as they are in the process of boarding and exiting the school bus and to spread awareness of school bus traffic safety. At least 16 states have implemented similar legislation, including Pennsylvania in 2018. As Red Clay School District already has these cameras in operation, this program grants the authority to begin issuing violations to motorist that illegally pass school buses in their district.

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This bill creates a pilot program for the Red Clay School District to utilize external camera systems on their school buses to catch motorists that illegally pass school buses and…

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BILL

SB148

SPONSOR

Lockman

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act creates the Redding Consortium for Educational Equity (“Consortium”), which replaces the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission (“WEIC”). Amendment: his amendment makes technical changes to the Bill. It clarifies who shall be members of the Consortium and how the co-chairs are appointed. Finally, it requires that the Consortium submit reports to the City of Wilmington. Amendment adds representatives from the minority caucus of each Chamber to the Consortium.

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This Act creates the Redding Consortium for Educational Equity (“Consortium”), which replaces the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission (“WEIC”). Amendment: his amendment makes technical changes to the Bill. It clarifies who…

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HB222

SPONSOR

Chukwuocha

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act allows the State Board of Education to change or alter boundaries of reorganized school districts. It allows the State Board of Education to do so based upon redistricting recommendations from the newly formed Redding Consortium for Educational Equity (“Consortium”). It requires the Consortium to provide its recommendations through a transition, resource, and implementation plan for redistricting, the contents of which are specified in the Act.

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This Act allows the State Board of Education to change or alter boundaries of reorganized school districts. It allows the State Board of Education to do so based upon redistricting…

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BILL

HB223

SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act aims to streamline the school choice process, making it easier and clearer for parents, guardians, and school administrators to navigate. This Act requires reorganized school districts, vocational-technical school districts, and charter schools to use a standard online application receipt and processing tool approved by the Department that is offered at no charge. It also clarifies that the application deadlines apply to all students, regardless of age or school. Additionally, it will prohibit schools from asking for additional information that does not directly pertain to an enrollment or program criterion. The bill will make the timing uniform for the ranked waitlist process. It aligns the sibling preference across all school types and eliminates the separate charter school April 1st enrollment requirement of 80% and moving to May 1st to allow for parents to make a final, informed decision. Under this bill, in the event of a mid-year termination of a pupil’s enrollment, the sending reorganized school district, vocational-technical school district, or charter school and the receiving reorganized school district, vocational-technical school district, or charter school shall enter into an agreement providing for the pro-ration of student funding based on a formula prescribed by the DDOE.

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This Act aims to streamline the school choice process, making it easier and clearer for parents, guardians, and school administrators to navigate. This Act requires reorganized school districts, vocational-technical school…

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BILL

HB225

SPONSOR

Q. Johnson

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Bill is the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act.

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This Bill is the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act.

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BILL

HB236

SPONSOR

Smyk

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act exempts constables from the limitations on use of seclusion and restraint because some schools employ constables, but constables are not included in the current exclusion that uses the definition of “law-enforcement officer” in § 9200(b) of Title 11. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

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This Act exempts constables from the limitations on use of seclusion and restraint because some schools employ constables, but constables are not included in the current exclusion that uses the…

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BILL

HB238

SPONSOR

Jaques

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act allows for an optional mid-year unit count (the “optional mid-year unit count”) for reorganized school districts that experience enrollment growth during the school year but after the actual unit count has been certified. A reorganized school district may obtain additional funding for teachers and paraprofessionals if additional units are calculated based on the optional mid-year unit count.

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This Act allows for an optional mid-year unit count (the “optional mid-year unit count”) for reorganized school districts that experience enrollment growth during the school year but after the actual…

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BILL

SB166

SPONSOR

Sturgeon

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act encourages school districts and charter schools to cooperate to ensure that State appropriations for school transportation are used efficiently by doing the following: 1. Codifies the Department of Education’s current practice of establishing a formula, with approval of the State Board of Education, to determine appropriate transportation funds for each school district and charter school and providing a percentage of that amount to the school district and charter school. 2. Permits charter schools to enter into contracts with transportation contractors for multiple years. 3. Permits charter schools to collaborate with other local education agencies to publically bid transportation routes, to establish the safest and most cost-effective bus routes available. 4. Allows school districts and charter schools to purchase and provide annual bus passes for students to use on fixed route public transit to address the short supply of public school bus transportation. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

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This Act encourages school districts and charter schools to cooperate to ensure that State appropriations for school transportation are used efficiently by doing the following: 1. Codifies the Department of…

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BILL

SB175

SPONSOR

McDowell

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

Currently, the SEED program allows students a maximum of 6 semesters to complete an Associate Degree. This Bill allows SEED eligible students who complete their Associate Degree in fewer than 6 semesters to apply the remaining semesters of the grant toward a Bachelor’s Degree at either the University of Delaware or Delaware Technical and Community College. This amendment clarifies the language under which a student who is a SEED grant recipient, who completes an associate degree and immediately thereafter enrolls in a bachelor’s degree program at either the University of Delaware and/or Delaware Technical and Community College, will be eligible for SEED grant money toward the student’s junior year of higher education.

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Currently, the SEED program allows students a maximum of 6 semesters to complete an Associate Degree. This Bill allows SEED eligible students who complete their Associate Degree in fewer than…

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BILL

HB250

SPONSOR

Chukwuocha

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act is a recommendation of the Jurisdiction Improvement Committee established by the Delaware Supreme Court Order of November 7, 2017. The Act provides for the Justice of the Peace Court and Family Court to have concurrent jurisdiction over truancy matters and allows for a means of transfer from the Justice of the Peace Court to the Family Court for cases in which the Family Court already has open proceedings regarding the child or child’s family. Concurrent jurisdiction allows for judicial economy in consideration of such matters while at the same time allowing the Family Court to focus their resources on the more significant filings. This Act mandates that school principals attempt to confer with a truant child’s parents/guardians in an effort to address the child’s lack of attendance prior to filing a complaint with a court. The Act returns to Family Court the consideration of criminal contempt of students in truancy proceedings and removes subsections that are redundant as a result of § 1007C of Title 10. This Act clarifies that children adjudicated truant within the Justice of the Peace Court would have the right to appeal the finding to the Family Court. For truancy matters which result in adjudications truant within the Family Court, appeal rights will remain as is specified in 10 Del. C. § 1051. This Act also removes the requirement of a bond for an appeal. Finally, this Act identifies the criteria for determining whether a complaint will remain in the Justice of the Peace Court or be transferred to Family Court.

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This Act is a recommendation of the Jurisdiction Improvement Committee established by the Delaware Supreme Court Order of November 7, 2017. The Act provides for the Justice of the Peace…

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BILL

HB254

SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This act will allow a critical need reimbursement to be distributed directly to an institute of higher education or Secretary of Education approved Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure and Certification program for an eligible teacher who is taking noncredit-bearing seminars or workshops or credit-bearing coursework in order to attain standard certification in a state-approved critical need area.

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This act will allow a critical need reimbursement to be distributed directly to an institute of higher education or Secretary of Education approved Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure and Certification…

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HB253

SPONSOR

Williams

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

In addition to criminal background checks that are to be done upon application, this bill further permits SBI to release subsequent criminal histories of any individuals applying to public and private schools, including substitute teachers, and individuals applying to any private school or youth camp.

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In addition to criminal background checks that are to be done upon application, this bill further permits SBI to release subsequent criminal histories of any individuals applying to public and…

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SPONSOR

Sturgeon

DATE ADD

07/08/2019

Synopsis

This Act establishes the Universal Pre-K Consortium to recommend a comprehensive plan for the implementation of a mixed-delivery, non-compulsory public pre-kindergarten program for all 4 year olds in this State. This Amendment adds the Presidents of the Chief School Officers Association and the Delaware School Business Officials to the Consortium and adds specific information that must be included in the report that summarizes the work of the Consortium.

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This Act establishes the Universal Pre-K Consortium to recommend a comprehensive plan for the implementation of a mixed-delivery, non-compulsory public pre-kindergarten program for all 4 year olds in this State.…

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