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).
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 Professional Standards Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed amendments to 14 Del. Admin. Code §1581 during its virtual meeting on February 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The public hearing will not be held at a physical location. Members of the public may attend the meeting through the internet using the following link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/320599301.
The public may also attend the meeting by calling the following number +1 (872) 240-3212, and entering the access code: 320-599-301.
Additionally, the Board will accept written comments submitted by the close of business on or before March 1, 2021 to the DDOE, Office of the Secretary, Attn: Regulation Review, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901 or to DOEregulations.email@example.com.
Persons wishing to comment on the proposed amendments to 14 Del. Admin. C. § 1581 during the public hearing should email their name or the name of their group (if speaking on behalf of a group) to Tracy Poitras at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be limited to five minutes per individual or group.
The following are comments received for posted DOE proposed 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):
Professional Standards Board Final Regulations: