Has it really been over a year since State Rep. Jeff Spiegelman introduced House Bill 34? Yes it has! But the wait could be over because it is up for a full Senate vote on Tuesday, March 15th. House Bill 34 would make it so any new regulations, rules, or administrative procedures by the State Board of Education or the Delaware Department of Education won’t go into effect at the local school districts or charter schools until the school year has completed. They do this all the time and change things up in the middle of the school year and it gives the districts and charters very little time to plan. I’ve liked this bi-partisan bill since it was introduced!
It did get a Senate amendment attached to it along with an already passed House Amendment that clarifies if an emergency comes up or if a change is based on existing law, the wait would not take place. I would assume that since the Senate put an amendment on it and they pass it on Tuesday, it would kick back to the House of Representatives. The House passed this bill on June 30th, 2015.
Please email your Delaware Senator to pass this bi-partisan common sense legislation!