DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Office of the Secretary

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

14 DE Admin. Code 620

FINAL

REGULATORY IMPLEMENTING ORDER

620 School Crisis Response Plans

I. Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted

The Secretary of Education intends to repeal 14 DE Admin. Code 620 School Crisis Response Plans 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. 620 School Crisis Response Plans 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 620 School Crisis Response Plans. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122, 14 DE Admin. Code 620 School Crisis Response Plans attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is hereby repealed.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

Approved this 15th day of January 2009

620 School Crisis Response Plans

1.0 Required School Crisis Response Plan

Every Delaware public school including Charter Schools and Alternative Program sites shall develop a School Crisis Response Plan and shall conduct at least one practice drill annually. Following practice drills, the districts and heads of charter schools shall ensure that the school safety teams conduct meetings to assess readiness and determine the effectiveness of the existing plans. School Crisis Response Plans shall be developed using guidelines provided by the Department of Education and 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. 1081 (02/01/09) (Final)