Anti-Discrimination Guidance Team
On July 17 Governor John Carney issued a memorandum to the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) asking DDOE to develop a regulation and model policy to address potential discrimination in Delaware schools. DDOE has been charged with specifically providing:
- Guidelines - by regulation - to help districts and charters create consistent policies statewide that prohibit discrimination based on gender, race and/or ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic
- A model anti-discrimination policy that each district and charter could adopt, or tailor and adopt, to suit the needs of their students
UPDATE: Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 - The Development Team will meet from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Del-One Conference Center on Delaware Technical Community College’s Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive in Dover. (Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 - Secretary to reconvene Development Team to review public comment on proposed antidiscrimination regulation)
The formal comment period for this regulation closed Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. All comments appear below. Comments have been sorted by residency for organizational purposes. Due to the volume of comments received, minor sorting errors may occur.
- From Delaware residents:
- Draft Regulation- 9/20/2017
- Draft Policy - 9/20/2017
- PowerPoint Presentation - Used at the Community Conversations
All meetings will be posted on the delaware.gov public calendar, the Department of Education website and Legislative Calendar.Development Team meetings:
- Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8pm - Meeting Notes
- Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8pm - Meeting Notes
- Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 3pm - 5pm - Meeting Notes
- Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 3pm - 5pm - Meeting Notes
401 Federal St
Dover DE 19901
Cabinet Room - 2nd FloorCommunity Conversations:
Public feedback on the anti-discrimination regulation and model policy will take place during the following community conversations in each county and the City of Wilmington:
- Howard H.S. - September 26, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8pm - Meeting Notes
- A.G. Waters Middle school - September 28, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8pm - Meeting Notes
- Caesar Rodney H.S. - October 3, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8pm - Meeting Notes
- Sussex Central H.S. - October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8pm - Meeting Notes
Online Survey: Comments
The Anti-Discrimination Development Team will review, advise and provide feedback on a draft anti-discrimination regulation and model policy that has been developed, that can then be shared by the larger stakeholder audience.Development Team Members
Superintendent - Smyrna SD
Superintendent - Cape Henlopen SD
Superintendent - Brandywine SD
Charter School Leader - Newark Charter School
Parent - New Castle County
Parent - Kent County
Parent - Sussex County
Board member - Sussex Co.
Board member -
New Castle Co.
Board Member - Kent Co.
Principal - Wm Henry Middle School - Capital SD
Principal - Shields Elementary - Cape Henlopen
Principal - St. Georges HS
Secretary of Education
Three student members are also participating. Due to age, student names and information have been omitted.