DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Office of the Secretary

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Sections 122(b) (14 Del.C. §122(b))

14 DE Admin. Code 618

FINAL

REGULATORY IMPLEMENTING ORDER

618 School Safety Audit

I. Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted

The Secretary of Education intends to repeal 14 DE Admin. Code 618 School Safety Audit and replace it with a new regulation 621 District and School Emergency Preparedness Policy.

Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on Thursday, December 4, 2008, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit “A”. No comments were received.

II. Findings of Facts

The Secretary finds that it is appropriate to repeal 14 DE Admin. Code 618 School Safety Audit in order to replace it with a new regulation 621 District and School Emergency Preparedness Policy.

III. Decision to Repeal the Regulation

For the foregoing reasons, the Secretary concludes that it is appropriate to repeal 14 DE Admin. Code 618 School Safety Audit. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122, 14 DE Admin. Code 618 School Safety Audit attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is hereby repealed.

IV. Effective Date of Order

The actions hereinabove referred to were taken by the Secretary pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122 on January 15, 2009. 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 15th day of January 2009.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Valerie A. Woodruff, Secretary of Education

618 School Safety Audit

1.0 Required School Safety Audit

Each school year every Delaware public school including Charter Schools and Alternative Schools shall conduct a School Safety Audit. Such audit shall be conducted using guidelines provided by the Department of Education. Districts and heads of charter schools shall ensure that a corrective plan of action to address identified needs is developed within sixty (60) days of the School Safety Audit. The corrective plan of action shall be made available to the Department of Education’s Quality Review Team at the time of their visit.

8 DE Reg. 344 (8/1/04)

12 DE Reg. 1080 (02/01/09) (Final)