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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsDecember 2016

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The Secretary of Education intends to create 14 DE Admin. Code 1201 Christa McAuliffe Award Program. This regulation is being created to formally put into policy the purpose, eligibility and other criteria for the award of this scholarship loan program. This is the first in a series of regulations the Department of Education will be promulgating related to higher education/scholarships.
Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on October 1, 2016, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit "A". No comments were received.
The Secretary finds that it is appropriate to create 14 DE Admin. Code 1201 Christa McAuliffe Award Program in order to formally put into policy the purpose, eligibility and other criteria for the award of this scholarship loan program.
For the foregoing reasons, the Secretary concludes that it is appropriate to create 14 DE Admin. Code 1201 Christa McAuliffe Award Program. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122, 14 DE Admin. Code 1201 Christa McAuliffe Award Program attached hereto as Exhibit "B" is hereby created. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), 14 DE Admin. Code 1201 Christa McAuliffe Award Program hereby created shall be in effect for a period of five years from the effective date of this order as set forth in Section V. below.
The text of 14 DE Admin. Code 1201 Christa McAuliffe Award Program created hereby shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "B", and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 1201 Christa McAuliffe Award Program in the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.
The actions hereinabove referred to were taken by the Secretary pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122 on November 17, 2016. The effective date of this Order shall be ten (10) days from the date this Order is published in the Delaware Register of Regulations.
IT IS SO ORDERED the 17th day of November 2016.
The purpose of this regulation is to provide criteria for the Christa McAuliffe Award, a professional incentive program, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §3419 and to encourage academically talented Delawareans to pursue teaching careers in Delaware public schools.
Award” means a loan under the Christa McAuliffe Award program, the repayment of which is forgiven when the borrower is employed in the teaching profession for the period of time specified in 14 Del.C. §3418(c)(2).
Critical Need Area” means, for the purposes of this regulation, classifications where there is a shortage of teachers available for employment. These classifications are posted annually on the Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO) website and are based on federal and state reporting.
Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO)” is the Department of Education’s office which administers specific programs related to higher education, including, but not limited to, scholarship and loan programs.
Direct Educational Expenses” means tuition, room and board, mandatory fees, books and supplies.
Full-Time Student” means a student enrolled in twelve or more college credit hours.
Grade Point Average (GPA)” means the number representing the average value of the accumulated final grades earned in courses over time.
Part-Time Student” means a student enrolled in six to eleven college credit hours.
Qualifying Employment” means, for the purposes of this regulation, employment as a teacher in a Delaware public school, whether as an employee of the State, the Department of Education, a school district or an individual school, or as an employee of a private organization providing educational services to Delaware school children under a contract with the State, the Department of Education, a school district or an individual school.
Resident of the State” means the student meets the definition of residency as defined in 14 Del.C. §3402(f).
Semester” means a half-year term in a school or college, typically lasting fifteen to eighteen weeks.
Student Account Access Site” means the webpage on the DHEO’s website where students can access scholarship opportunities.
Undergraduate” means a student at a college or university who has not yet earned a bachelor's or equivalent degree; typically the first four years of college attendance.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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