Governor Carney developed a three-year, $60 million Opportunity Funding initiative to target resources toward Delaware’s most disadvantaged students. Governor Carney and members of the General Assembly recently announced an additional $15 million over three years for mental health and reading supports for high-needs Delaware schools.
For the first time in Delaware, this program will provide weighted funding for every low-income and English learner student. Every Delaware school district will receive a per-pupil appropriation for each English learner and low-income student.
Over the next three years, the Delaware Department of Education will work with district and school leaders, community representatives, parents and educators to evaluate how districts are using the funding, and to measure progress of these students.
Learn more below about how the following districts and charter schools plan to use these funds: