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14 DE Admin. Code 286
Education Impact Analysis Pursuant To 14 Del.C. Section 122(d)
A. Type of Regulatory Action Required
B. Synopsis of Subject Matter of the Regulation
The Secretary of Education seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 286 Application Fee for Educator Licensure. This regulation is being amended to align with changes to 14 Del.C. §122(b)(27) related to educator licensure. It clarifies that the application fee for educator licensure shall be reimbursed for any applicant who becomes a teacher in a Delaware public school and that $90,000 will be set aside for the sole purpose of reimbursing such educators.
The purpose of this regulation is to comply with 14 Del.C. §122(b)(27) related to educator licensure. This regulation sets forth the rules and guidelines related to fees for educator licensure. Specifically, the Department of Education will implement a one-time, non-refundable fee of not more than $100 for an educator’s first application for licensure in Delaware. However, the fee shall be reimbursed for any applicant who becomes employed as a teacher in a Delaware Public School. This application may be for an Initial, Continuing or Advanced License.
Advanced License” means a license issued as part of the three tiered licensure system set forth in 14 Del.C. §121(c) and 14 Del.C. Ch. 12, subchapter II.
"Charter School" means a non home-based public school including two or more of grade kindergarten through twelve, operating in an approved physical plant for the personal physical attendance of all students and is managed by a board of directors. It exists under a charter granted by a public school district or the State Department of Education, with the approval of the State Board of Education, pursuant to 14 Del.C. Ch. 5.
Continuing License” means a license issued as part of the three tiered licensure system set forth in and 14 Del.C. §121(c) and 14 Del.C. Ch. 12, subchapter II.
Department” means the Delaware Department of Education.
Educator Licensure Application Fee” means the one-time, non-refundable fee of not more than $100 an individual pays for a first educator license in Delaware.
"Eligible Educator for Reimbursement" or "Eligible Educator" means an educator who has paid the one-time $100 educator licensure fee and who has become employed as a teacher in a Delaware public school.
Initial License” means a license issued as part of the three tiered licensure system set forth in 14 Del.C. §121(c) and 14 Del.C. Ch. 12, subchapter II.
"Public School" means a physical plant having any or all of grades kindergarten through twelve, supported primarily from public funds and under the supervision of public school administrators. A Charter School, as defined herein, is also a public school.
3.1 Effective the later of January 15, 2016 or upon activation of the online payment option within the electronic licensure and certification system, applicants Applicants seeking an educator licensure in Delaware shall:
4.2 Any person An applicant who is already licensed and certified to teach in Delaware prior to January 15, 2016 shall be exempt from the application fee.
5.3 All fees collected pursuant to this regulation shall be deposited in the General Fund, with the exception of $90,000, which shall be retained annually by the Department in a special fund to be established for the sole purpose of reimbursing Eligible Educators.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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