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1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this regulation is to outline the criteria and process for the required Financial Responsibility Training for members of district school boards including vocational technical school boards and the boards of charter schools pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1803 and for members of the Citizen Budget Oversight Committee (CBOC) pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1508. Financial Responsibility Training provides instruction to members of school boards and CBOCs as to how to properly ensure that public funds are appropriately managed and expended, as well as to provide training on state and local funding of public education.

21 DE Reg. 210 (09/01/17)

 

2.0 Definitions

The following words and terms, for the purposes of this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Certificate of Completion" means the document provided by the Department of Education indicating the individual has attended and completed the Financial Responsibility Training.

Charter School” means a non-home based full-time public school that is operated in an approved physical plant under a charter granted by, or transferred to, the Department or other authorizing body for the personal physical attendance of all students.

"Charter School Board" means the board of directors of a charter school that shall be a public body subject to the requirements of 29 Del.C. Ch. 100 and shall have the same standing and authority as a Reorganized School District Board of Education, except the power to tax.

Citizen Budget Oversight Committee (CBOC)” means a group of parents, educators and taxpayers that oversee the financial position of a Local School District or Charter School pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1508.

Department” means the Delaware Department of Education.

"District School Board" shall mean reorganized school district boards and vocational technical school district boards duly appointed or elected pursuant to Chapter 10 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code.

Local School District” means a reorganized school district or vocational technical school district established pursuant to 14 Del.C. Ch. 10.

"School Board Member" means a District School Board or Charter School Board member whether that person is elected, appointed, or is a volunteer.

"Trainer" means an individual or organization approved by the Department of Education to provide Financial Responsibility Training.

21 DE Reg. 210 (09/01/17)

 

3.0 Financial Responsibility Training Components

3.1 The Financial Responsibility Training shall be developed and coordinated by the Department’s Finance Office. This one-time training may be provided in person or online at the discretion of the Department and shall cover the following topics:

3.1.1 Overview of education budget process and timelines;

3.1.2 Instruction in the basic rules of budgeting, including State of Delaware funds, local funds, and federal funds;

3.1.3 Information regarding the State’s financial management system; and

3.1.4 Reporting requirements.

21 DE Reg. 210 (09/01/17)

 

4.0 District School Board, Charter School Board and CBOC Member Requirements

4.1 Each member of a District School Board or Charter School Board shall attend and receive a Certificate of Completion for Financial Responsibility Training within three (3) months of election, appointment, or voluntary service to a District School Board or Charter School Board. Provided further, additional training may be required from time to time as determined by the Department. Notification of any additional training shall be provided to the district or charter school.

4.2 Each member of a CBOC shall attend and receive a Certificate of Completion for the Financial Responsibility Training within three (3) months of appointment to a CBOC. Provided further, additional training may be required from time to time as determined by the Department. Notification of any additional training shall be provided to the district or charter school.

21 DE Reg. 210 (09/01/17)

 

5.0 Financial Responsibility Training Schedule

The Department shall communicate training opportunities to Local School Districts and Charter Schools as they are scheduled. The Financial Responsibility Training shall be conducted by a Trainer as defined in this regulation, and approved by the Department’s Finance Office.

21 DE Reg. 210 (09/01/17)

 

6.0 Notification of Attendance

The Department shall periodically, but not less than annually, provide a list of those School Board and CBOC members that have not satisfied the requirement of subsections 4.1 and 4.2 to their respective District School Board or Charter School Board President, the Office of Management and Budget, and Controller General's Office.

11 DE Reg. 744 (12/01/07)

21 DE Reg. 210 (09/01/17)

 

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