HB 2494 (Del. E. Scott), which will allow school boards to request from the Board of Education a waiver from certain state regulations and approval of an Individual School Accreditation Plan, was reported by the House Education Committee this morning. This bill will allow school boards to apply on behalf of one or more of its schools for waivers just like charter and regional schools are now permitted to do.
HB 2009 (Del. LeMunyon) was reported by the House Education Committee. In its original form, the bill would have required school boards to adopt open enrollment policies and would have dictated the contents of such policies. The bill was amended in committee to allow, but not require, school boards to adopt open enrollment policies and it lists certain items that school board may, but is not required to, consider when adopting such a policy.
HB 1554 (Del. Wilt) which, as amended, delays implementation of certain SOAs, except those relating to the economics and financial literacy curriculum, was reported by the House Education Committee. We are opposed to the provision letting the economics curriculum become effective now because it is an unfunded mandate.