The Delaware State Board of Education is a seven member public body appointed by the Governor of Delaware. But one of their members has been taken off the list of active members. Jorge Melendez is no longer a State Board of Education members. I went back and listened to the past few State Board of Education audio recordings. Mr. Melendez was not on the roll call for their October 13th meeting. I did not hear any announcement reflecting his resignation from the State Board, but I do contend I could have missed something.
The Delaware Senate held confirmation hearings on October 13th, the same day as the last State Board of Education meeting. There were a handful of Senate nominations that day but the General Assembly website does not reflect what those nominations were for. I did send an email to State Board of Education Executive Director Donna Johnson for clarification on this at the time of this writing. I will update this article if I hear back from her.
By Delaware state law, the State Board of Education must consist of seven members.