Governor John Carney, in consultation with the Delaware Division of Public Health, determines which scenario the state is in regarding reopening schools. The scenarios are:
- Scenario 1: Minimal Community Spread – Schools may open for in-person instruction;
- Scenario 2: Minimal-to-Moderate Community Spread - Schools may use a hybrid model of remote learning and in-person learning options with precautions in place;
- Scenario 3: Significant Community Spread – School buildings are closed – remote learning only.
Districts and charters developed site-based plans based on the Governor’s decision and the resources and space available within the district. A district or charter may choose to operate in a more restrictive scenario if they cannot meet the required health guidelines. Each district and charter school is expected to offer a remote option for families.
We encourage you to visit your local school district or charter school website to receive the latest information for the 2020-21 school year.
If you notice a link out of date, please notify Delaware.SBE@sbe.k12.de.us
To support districts and charters to plan for the upcoming year, the Department of Education has provided guidance for reopening schools for the 2020-21 Academic Year. The Department also provided resources for educators and families via their website, including the following:
- COVID-19 Resources: A summary of all of the Department’s resources and guidance related to COVID-19.
- Digital DE: Delaware’s online hub of instructional, professional development, and family resources for this academic year and beyond. Digital DE streamlines access to a variety of digital and online resources to better support educators with instruction in all learning environments.
Please visit the websites linked above for a complete list of resources.
Decisions regarding interscholastic athletics will be determined by the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA). Decisions must follow guidelines issued by DPH. Updates to athletics regulations developed by DIAA, including changes to the start and end dates for sports seasons and additional safety requirements, among others must be approved by the State Board of Education prior to implementation.
The State Board of Education continues to monitor the decisions and guidance provided by the Governor’s Office and the Department of Education and discusses updates at each of its regular monthly meetings.