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14 DE Admin. Code 503
The Secretary of Education seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 503 Instructional Program Requirements. This regulation is being amended to: (1) remove outdated references to previous school years regarding occurrence of physical fitness assessments, (2) include instructional requirements for World Languages and (3) clarify instructional requirements for Career and Technical Education.
Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on December 1, 2015, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit "A". Comments were received from Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens and the State Council for Persons with Disabilities generally endorsing the regulation, but with one comment regarding the use of the term "licensed medical provider" being the appropriate term to us. In order to align with similar regulations, the Department changed the term to "Licensed Healthcare Provider" and defined it in subsection 5.4.
The Secretary finds that it is appropriate to amend 4 DE Admin. Code 503 Instructional Program Requirements in order to remove outdated references to previous school years regarding occurrence of physical fitness assessments, include instructional requirements for World Languages and to clarify instructional requirements for Career and Technical Education.
For the foregoing reasons, the Secretary concludes that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 503 Instructional Program Requirements. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122, 14 DE Admin. Code 503 Instructional Program Requirements attached hereto as Exhibit "B" is hereby amended. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), 14 DE Admin. Code 503 Instructional Program Requirements hereby amended 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 4 DE Admin. Code 503 Instructional Program Requirements amended hereby shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "B", and said regulation shall be cited as 4 DE Admin. Code 503 Instructional Program Requirements 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 January 21, 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 21st day of January 2016.
Department of Education
Approved this 21st day of January 2016
State Board of Education
1.1 Local school districts and each charter schools shall provide instructional programs in English Llanguage Aarts for each grade K to 12.
2.1 Local school districts and each charter schools shall provide instructional programs in mathematics for each grade K to12.
3.1 Local school districts and each charter schools shall provide instructional programs in science for each grade K to 12.
4.1 Local school districts and each charter schools shall provide instructional programs in social studies for each grade K to 12.
5.1 Local school districts and each charter schools shall provide instructional programs in physical education for each grade K to 12 with the exception of the James H. Groves High School program.
5.4 The physical education requirements may be waived only for students who have an excuse from a qualified physician licensed [medical healthcare] provider[, which is defined as anyone lawfully authorized to diagnose and prescribe medical treatment or restriction,] or objections based on religious beliefs. The local school district or charter school shall have the authority to grant such waivers. The local school district or charter school shall maintain records of the waivers granted and upon request, make them available for review consistent with Federal and state confidentiality laws.
5.5 Local school districts and charter schools shall annually assess the physical fitness of each student in grades 4 and 7, and in grade 9 or 10. Beginning in the 2006-2007 school year and annually thereafter, all students in grade 4 will be assessed. Beginning in the 2007-2008 school year and annually thereafter all students in grade 7 and in grade 9 or 10 will be assessed. The physical fitness assessment tool used by the districts and charter schools shall be one designated by the Delaware Department of Education.
6.1 Local school districts and each charter schools shall provide instructional programs in the visual and performing arts for each grade K to 12 with the exception of the James H. Groves High School program.
7.0 Career and Technical Education
7.1 Local school districts and charter schools, when consistent with the charter school's approved program, shall provide instructional program(s) in two or more vocational technical education areas in grades 7 and 8 that demonstrate alignment to career and technical education programs of study within the high school feeder pattern(s).
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