Bills Pending Delaware House Education Committee

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DEHB85IntroThis bill eliminates preferences 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 90 of the 147th General Assembly. The Act...
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2017-03-21
To House Education Committee
DEHJR4IntroThis 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
DEHB70IntroUnder 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
DEHB51IntroIn 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
DEHB34IntroThis 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
DEHJR3EnrollThis 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
DEHB15EngrossThis 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
DEHB23EngrossThis 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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