Bills Pending Delaware House Education Committee

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DEHB261IntroThe Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education received $331,700 out of the Delaware General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. Based upon a simple cost benefit analysis weighed against the budget issues Delaware is facin...
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2017-06-23
To House Education Committee
DEHJR6IntroThis House Joint Resolution directs the Department of Education, with the assistance of the Delaware State Board of Education, to promulgate regulations that include specific guidelines to prohibit discrimination in school district employment practic...
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2017-06-22
[Hearing: Jun 27 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHB253IntroThis Act extends the enrollment reduction requirements and clarifies that enrollment shall not exceed 1,250 students as of the 2017-2018 school year and each school year thereafter.
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2017-06-21
[Hearing: Jun 27 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHB10IntroThis Act entitles all students from kindergarten through the 8th grade who are enrolled in a Delaware public school to morning and afternoon recess periods and a lunch period that is at least 30 minutes in length. Morning and afternoon break periods ...
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2017-06-21
To House Education Committee
DEHCR39IntroThis concurrent resolution establishes a Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding the impact of consolidating school districts in the state of Delaware.
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2017-06-20
To House Education Committee
DEHB229IntroThis bill concerns sick leave payout for retired State Troopers who became reemployed in public education. Specifically, this bill adds language to the code that would treat retired State Troopers the same as other educational employees as it relates...
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2017-06-13
To House Education Committee
DEHB230IntroThis bill expands the population of war veterans who are eligible to be awarded a high school diploma.
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2017-06-13
To House Education Committee
DEHB218IntroThis Act removes the ability of members of the Interagency Resource Management Committee to appoint designees to serve in their stead.
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2017-06-08
To House Education Committee
DEHB213IntroThis bill creates a mechanism by which school boards may increase funds for a school district without a referendum.
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2017-06-06
To House Education Committee
DEHB193EnrollThis Act authorizes teacher candidates who will participate in the alternative routes for teacher licensure and certification program hired after July 1 of a school year to fulfill the 120 hour seminar/practicum requirement prior to the start of the ...
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2017-06-01
To House Education Committee
DEHB159IntroThis Bill confirms licensing requirements for school nurses are established by the Professional Standards Board, and evaluation criteria for school nurses are established by the District or Charter School.
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2017-05-09
To House Education Committee
DEHB149IntroThis Act creates the Complete Your Degree Grant Program. Under this program, state funds may be provided to help eligible students who have completed at least 30 credit hours return to school and complete an associate degree.
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2017-04-26
To House Education Committee
DEHB143EnrollThis bill removes a performance assessment requirement for new educators that is limiting Delaware schools' ability to recruit new educators from other jurisdictions that do not have this requirement. Approximately 45% of teachers hired annually ...
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2017-04-25
To House Education Committee
DEHB142EngrossThis Act will improve guidelines for training by school districts and charters as it pertains to School Resource Officers (SRO), their duties and training when interacting with students with disabilities. The limitations and prohibitions described in...
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2017-04-25
To House Education Committee
DEHB134IntroThis Act establishes an Educational Support Professional of the year award program throughout the State. Through this legislation, the state will formally honor and recognize the work educational support professionals, such as paraprofessionals, food...
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2017-04-13
To House Education Committee
DEHB133IntroThis bill would create an end date for the special filing deadline created by school board vacancies that arise after the second Friday in February. The new end date for these vacancies would be the first Friday in March. Any vacancies that arise aft...
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2017-04-13
To House Education Committee
DEHB99EnrollThis bill would require that a resident 65 years of age or older claiming a tax credit against school taxes must be a resident of the state for at least 10 years before qualifying for such credit. The current requirement is only for 3-year residency....
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2017-03-30
To House Education Committee
DEHB98EnrollThis Act establishes the ability to grant a waiver for participation in interscholastic sports when a child exercises the right for choice from one school to another school of choice provided the standards for the waiver are met. In addition, this Ac...
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2017-03-28
To House Education Committee
DEHB85EnrollThis bill eliminates the use of an enrollment preference for students living within a 5-mile radius of a charter school. This change was supported by a majority vote of the Enrollment Preferences Task Force established by House Bill No. 90 of the 147...
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2017-03-28
To House Education Committee
DEHB88IntroThis Act allows for juniors and seniors majoring in education at a Delaware college or university to be paid $83 per day as substitute teachers, the same rate paid to those who hold a bachelor's degree but not a teaching license. This will encour...
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2017-03-23
To House Education Committee
DEHJR4EnrollThis resolution requires a Delaware Certificate of Multi-literacy be established. The criteria for such certificate is to be developed by the Department of Education no later than August 30, 2017.
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2017-03-21
To House Education Committee
DEHB70EnrollUnder current educational standards, students are no longer required to be taught cursive writing and many schools have abandoned teaching cursive writing to students. As cursive writing is still an imperative skill in many professions, this bill mak...
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2017-03-09
To House Education Committee
DEHB67IntroAs a public school safety measure, this bill requires that any door to a classroom will be equipped with a lock that can be locked from either side of the door. Many doors are currently not capable of locking from the inside. Locking the door(s) to a...
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2017-03-09
To House Education Committee
DEHB60IntroThis bill creates the right for the parent or guardian of a child to opt out of the annual assessment, currently the Smarter Balanced Assessment System.
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2017-01-26
To House Education Committee
DEHB55IntroThis 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 two-year period; accordingly, there is a one-year interim period where the compulsory school attendan...
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2017-01-25
To House Education Committee
DEHB49IntroThis bill requires all new school construction or major renovation to include the following features: an intruder alarm, bulletproof glass in entrance areas and interior doors and windows, and doors lockable with keys on both sides. Further, the bill...
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2017-01-24
To House Education Committee
DEHB51PassIn 2016, the Legislature provided a reimbursement for teachers employed in Delaware who had to pay the 1-time licensure fee. By using "teacher", we inadvertently excluded specialists including school media specialists, school counselors, sc...
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2017-01-24
To House Education Committee
DEHB50IntroThis 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 distr...
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2017-01-24
To House Education Committee
DEHB34EnrollThis bill expands the list of persons eligible to participate in the Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian and Archivist Incentive Scholarship Program to include employees of non-public libraries in Delaware that join the Delaware Library C...
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2017-01-12
To House Education Committee
DEHJR3PassThis Joint Resolution directs the Department of Education to present its plan for compliance with the new federal education law - Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA at a meeting of the education committees of both chambers of the General Assembly pr...
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2017-01-11
To House Education Committee
DEHB24IntroThis bill requires a conference with the parent or guardian of a student who has been absent without excuse for 5 days from school. A needs assessment will be performed to determine what supports or services will help the student and family improve s...
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2017-01-05
To House Education Committee
DEHB15EnrollThis bill creates a requirement that all public high schools, including charter schools, shall offer at least one computer science course at the high school level by the 2020-2021 school year. Also, this bill creates a requirement that, by the 2018-2...
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2017-01-05
To House Education Committee
DEHB12IntroThis 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 fo...
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2017-01-05
To House Education Committee
DEHB23PassThis Act requires that any student over the age of 16 who wishes to leave school prior to graduation must obtain the written consent of the parent or guardian, and attend an exit interview where information is supplied regarding the likelihood of dim...
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2017-01-05
To House Education Committee
DEHB17IntroThis bill increases the minimum age of required school attendance from 16 to the age of 17. The minimum age for truancy has also been increased accordingly.
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2016-12-15
To House Education Committee
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