The Delaware Senate passed State Senator Gerald Hocker’s Senate Bill 161, which would prevent Delaware public schools from opening before Labor Day. It barely passed though. 11 voted yes while 10 voted no. Many of the no votes were from Senators who live in New Castle County, while most of the yes votes live in Kent or Sussex County. It can be rare to see a Delaware bill split based on the location of the legislators, but this one definitely fits that scenario.
The bill will now make a trip to the House Education Committee. If it is released from committee, it will be interesting to see how the vote splits in the House. But they better hurry as the legislative session ends on June 30th!