Delaware Education Laws and Regulations
Under State of Delaware law, the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) is required to exercise general control and supervision over all public schools in the state. DDOE supports districts and charter schools with resources, professional development, grant access and more so that all Delaware students are ready for success in college, career and life.
- Delaware education laws - Learn more about Delaware’s current laws for public education as outlined in Title 14 of the Delaware Code.
- Delaware education regulations - Find the rules and regulations DDOE has adopted to carry out Delaware’s education laws.
Delaware education laws and regulations are often formed in partnership with the State Board of Education, the Professional Standards Board and the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA).
Provide public comment - Persons wishing to present their views on any DDOE regulation may do so in writing by the close of business on or before the date noted in the proposed regulation to Delaware Department of Education, Office of the Secretary, Attn: Regulation Review, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, Delaware 19901 or electronically through the DDOE Public Comment submission form.
District and Charter School regulation policy updates should be sent to RegulationPolicies@doe.k12.de.us.
Proposed, Final and Emergency Regulations
All proposed, final and emergency regulations must be posted in Delaware’s Register of Regulations before being added to the Delaware Administrative Code. The following regulations are proposed and out for comment:
DOE Proposed Regulations (Secretary of Education approval only):
DOE Proposed Regulations (State Board of Education approval):
PSB Proposed Regulations
The following are comments received for posted proposed Secretary-only regulations:
The following are comments received for posted proposed State Board of Education regulations:
The following are comments received for posted proposed Professional Standard Board regulations:
The following regulations are finalized and posted in the current issue of the Monthly Register of Regulations:
DOE Final Regulations (Secretary of Education approval only):
DOE Final Regulations (State Board of Education approval):
DOE Professional Standards Board Final Regulations: