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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsJune 2017


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14 DE Admin. Code 736
A. Type of Regulatory Action Required
B. Synopsis of Subject Matter of the Regulation
The Secretary of Education intends to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 736 Local School District and Charter School Citizen Budget Oversight Committees. The Department of Education reviewed this and other regulations which were four years or older as part of the 2016 Regulation Review as required by 29 Del.C. §10407. After an internal review, the regulation is being amended to remove training information that is noted in Regulation 734 and thus not needed in this regulation, and to clarify the definition of “Charter School” to be consistent with Regulation 734.
1.1 The purpose of this regulation is to outline procedures, criteria and responsibilities related to the local school district and charter school Local School District and Charter School Citizen Budget Oversight Committees (CBOC) required pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1508. The Citizen Budget Oversight Committee is solely CBOCs are established to oversee the financial position of the local school district or charter school it is assigned to oversee each Local School District and Charter School for which it was appointed. The local school board or charter school board Local School District and Charter School Board shall retain all policy and decision-making authorities granted pursuant to Delaware Code.
"Certificate of Completion" means the document provided by the Department of Education indicating the individual has attended and completed the Citizen Budget Oversight Committee training Financial Responsibility Training.
"Charter School" shall mean a school pursuant to 14 Del.C., Ch. 5 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.
"Local School District" shall mean means a reorganized school district or vocational technical school district established pursuant to 14 Del.C. Ch. 10.
"Trainer" means an individual or organization approved by the Secretary Department of Education to provide the Citizen Budget Oversight Committee training Financial Responsibility Training.
3.1 Each Local School District and Charter School shall be required to establish a Citizen Budget Oversight Committee (Committee) no later than June 1, 2010 CBOC. The Committee CBOC shall have access either electronically or in hard copy format to financial documents and financial information the Local School District has in its possession and that are relevant to the financial position of the district, with redactions permitted only to protect confidential personal information regarding students or employees as permitted by the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
3.2 The Committee Local School District’s CBOC shall have at least five (5) members. with representation from Representation shall consist of parents, educators and taxpayers residing in the district. In addition, where possible, the Committee CBOC shall have at least two members with formal educational or vocational backgrounds amenable to oversight of school district financial statements. Further provided, Committee CBOC members shall not be compensated, except for allowable mileage for training or similar activities, for participation on such Committee CBOC.
3.33.4 Each Local School district may District and Charter School shall establish its own policy for its Citizen Oversight Budget Committee CBOC, and shall submit the policy to the Department for review. The Local School District, if it chooses to establish its own policy, shall submit the policy to the Department within ninety (90) calendar days of the effective day of this regulation. The Associate Secretary for Finance and Services Department’s Finance Office shall review the proposed policy and make a decision within fifteen (15) work days to approve or request revisions. The decision to approve or request revisions shall be based on whether the policy meets the provisions in 3.4 subsection 3.5.
3.3.1 If the Department does not approve the submitted policy, the Department shall provide comment for areas requiring revisions within fifteen (15) work days of receipt of the proposed policy. The Local School District may submit a revised policy. If the revised policy is not subsequently approved, the Local School District shall follow the Department’s Citizen Budget Oversight Committee policy for Local School Districts pursuant to 3.4. In addition, a Local School District may not resubmit a policy for approval more than one time during a fiscal year.
3.43.5 The Department’s Citizen Budget Oversight Committee CBOC membership provisions shall be as follows:
3.4.13.5.1 Use the appropriate District or Charter School application form as developed and approved by the Department that delineates standard application language and additional information that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
3.4.1.1 3.5.1.1 Membership pursuant to subsections 3.2 and 3.3;
3.4.1.2 3.5.1.2 Conflict of interest, and disqualification from membership upon identification thereof, criteria;
3.4.1.3 3.5.1.3 Selection, or removal, of the Chairperson to be determined by a majority of the membership of the committee CBOC;
3.4.1.4 3.5.1.4 Term length of two (2) years with option to extend to no more than three (3) additional terms based on the majority vote of the existing members of the Committee CBOC; however, a member may terminate his or her position upon written notice to the Chairperson; and
3.4.1.5 3.5.1.5 Experience and statement for reason for participation on the Committee CBOC.
3.4.2 3.5.2 Post the request for Committee CBOC members for at least fifteen (15) work days on its website and all school building main entrance doors;
3.4.3 3.5.3 Identify and post on its website the Selection Committee selection committee that consists of one educator from the district Local School District or Charter School, one local school board Local School Board or Charter School Board member, one member of the local teacher’s union, and at least two parents or community members who are not district Local School District or Charter School employees or local school board members; and
3.4.4 3.5.4 Use the selection rubric developed and approved by the Department of Education.
6.04.0 District School Board and Charter School Board Financial Responsibility Training Requirement
6.1 Each member of a Citizen Budget Oversight Committee shall attend and receive a Certificate of Completion for the Citizen Budget Oversight Committee training within three ((3) months of subsequent appointment to a Citizen Budget Oversight Committee. Provided further, additional training may be required from time to time as determined by the Department. District School Board, Charter School Board and Citizen Budget Oversight Committee Financial Responsibility Training, including frequency and required trainings, is outlined in 14 DE Admin. Code 734.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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