DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Office of the Secretary

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Section 122(d) (14 Del.C. §122(d))

14 DE Admin. Code 225

PROPOSED

PUBLIC NOTICE

Education Impact Analysis Pursuant To

14 Del.C. Section 122(d)

225 Prohibition of Discrimination

A. Type of Regulatory Action Required

Amendment to Existing Regulation

B. Synopsis of Subject Matter of the Regulation

The Secretary of Education intends to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 225 Prohibition of Discrimination in order to align the wording of this regulation with the nondiscrimination statement on the Department stationary, the Employee Handbook and the Department’s application for employment.

C. Impact Criteria

1. Will the amended regulation help improve student achievement as measured against state achievement standards? The amended regulation addresses the prohibition of discrimination not student achievement issues.

2. Will the amended regulation help ensure that all students receive an equitable education? The amended regulation addresses equitable education issues.

3. Will the amended regulation help to ensure that all students’ health and safety are adequately protected? The amended regulation addresses prohibition of discrimination not students’ health and safety issues.

4. Will the amended regulation help to ensure that all students’ legal rights are respected? The amended regulation will help to ensure that all students’ legal rights are respected.

5. Will the amended regulation preserve the necessary authority and flexibility of decision making at the local board and school level? The amended regulation will preserve the necessary authority and flexibility of decision making at the local board and school level.

6. Will the amended regulation place unnecessary reporting or administrative requirements or mandates upon decision makers at the local board and school levels? The amended regulation will not place unnecessary reporting or administrative requirements or mandates upon decision makers at the local board and school levels.

7. Will the decision making authority and accountability for addressing the subject to be regulated be placed in the same entity? The decision making authority and accountability for addressing the subject to be regulated will remain in the same entity.

8. Will the amended regulation be consistent with and not an impediment to the implementation of other state educational policies, in particular to state educational policies addressing achievement in the core academic subjects of mathematics, science, language arts and social studies? The amended regulation will be consistent with and not an impediment to the implementation of other state educational policies, in particular to state educational policies addressing achievement in the core academic subjects of mathematics, science, language arts and social studies.

9. Is there a less burdensome method for addressing the purpose of the regulation? There is no less burdensome method for addressing the purpose of the regulation.

10. What is the cost to the State and to the local school boards of compliance with the regulation? There is no additional cost to the State and to the local school boards for compliance with the regulation.

225 Prohibition of Discrimination

1.0 Prohibition of Discrimination

No person in the State of Delaware, shall, on the basis of race, color, creed religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or gender Vietnam Era veteran’s status, be unlawfully excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving approval or financial assistance from or through the Delaware Department of Education.

2 DE Reg. 1246 (1/1/99)

7 DE Reg. 1177 (3/1/04)

9 DE Reg. 676 (11/01/05) (Prop.)