House Bill 260
148th General Assembly (2015 - 2016)
House Education 1/27/16
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
This bill requires State Board of Education to hold all of its meetings at 5:30 p.m. or after, in order to facilitate the attendance of interested teachers, parents, and community members. The mission statement of the State Board of Education emphasizes that “[i]n collaboration with community and stakeholders,” the Board “serves as the primary voice for Delaware citizens on education policy.” However, the Board’s current practice of holding their meetings at 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays does not facilitate the attendance of teachers and working parents and concerned citizens. Holding meetings in the evening hours would facilitate access and input and allow the Board to better fulfill its representative mission.
Takes effect upon being signed into law