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Public invited to Community Conversations to review draft anti-discrimination regulation and model policy

In July Governor John Carney sent a memorandum to Education Secretary Susan Bunting asking the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) to help oversee the creation of a regulation and model policy for districts and charters to follow as they address potential discrimination in Delaware schools. 

 

To incorporate as many views as possible in the design of the regulation and policy, the DDOE first convened a development team comprised of  parents, students, local board members, superintendents, charter school leaders, school administrators and advocates. This development team drafted the first iteration of Delaware’s anti-discrimination regulation and model policy.

 

“It is critical for the anti-discrimination development team to receive feedback from stakeholders through the Department’s Community Conversation events,” said Brandywine School District Superintendent Dr. Mark Holodick. “At the first Community Conversation event at Howard High School it was gratifying to see a number of students and adults who have a vested interest in the topic and, ultimately, the recommended policy and regulation.  When all voices are heard and considered, the final product best captures the spirit and intent of the development team’s work.”

 

The public is invited to provide feedback on these drafts at a series of Community Conversations. The first event was held last night at Howard High School in Wilmington.

 

Upcoming Community Conversations will be held at:

  • G. Waters Middle school - September 28, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8pm
  • Caesar Rodney H.S. - October 3, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8pm
  • Sussex Central H.S. - October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8pm

 

To review the draft anti-discrimination regulation and policy and get more information, including a timeline and list of development team members, visit http://www.doe.k12.de.us/antidiscrimination.

 

Alison May

alison.may@doe.k12.de.us

302-735-4006