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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Office of the Secretary

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Section 122(b)(28) (14 Del.C. §122(b)(28))
14 DE Admin. Code 932

FINAL

REGULATORY IMPLEMENTING ORDER

932 Military-Connected Youth

I. SUMMARY OF THE EVIDENCE AND INFORMATION SUBMITTED

Pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122(b)(28), the Secretary of Education seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to reauthorize 14 DE Admin. Code 932 Military-Connected Youth. This regulation is being reauthorized in keeping with 29 Del.C. §10407 which requires regulations to be reviewed on a recurring basis every four years. No changes are warranted at this time, therefore it is being reauthorized.

Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the Delaware Register of Regulations on October 1, 2021. In addition, notice was published in The News Journal and the Delaware State News on October 1, 2021, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit "A". No comments were received.

II. FINDINGS OF FACTS

The Secretary finds that it is appropriate to reauthorize 14 DE Admin. Code 932 Military-Connected Youth in keeping with 29 Del.C. §10407 which requires regulations to be reviewed on a recurring basis every four years. No changes are warranted at this time, therefore it is being reauthorized.

III. DECISION TO AMEND THE REGULATION

For the foregoing reasons, the Secretary concludes that it is appropriate to reauthorize 14 DE Admin. Code 932 Military-Connected Youth. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122, 14 DE Admin. Code 932 Military-Connected Youth attached hereto as Exhibit "B" is hereby reauthorized. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), 14 DE Admin. Code 932 Military-Connected Youth hereby reauthorized shall be in effect for a period of five years from the effective date of this order as set forth in Section V. below.

IV. TEXT AND CITATION

The text of 14 DE Admin. Code 932 Military-Connected Youth reauthorized hereby shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "B", and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 932 Military-Connected Youth in the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.

V. EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDER

The actions hereinabove referred to were taken by the Secretary pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122 on November 18, 2021. 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 18th day of November 2021.

Department of Education

Susan S. Bunting, Ed.D., Secretary of Education

Approved this 18th day of November 2021

State Board of Education

/s/ Whitney Townsend Sweeney, President

/s/ Vincent Lofink

/s/ Shawn Brittingham, Vice President

/s/ Audrey J. Noble, Ph.D.

/s/ Wali W. Rushdan, II

/s/ Provey Powell, Jr.

/s/ Candice Fifer

*Please Note: Electronic signatures ("/s/") were accepted pursuant to 6 Del.C. §12A-107(d).

932 Military-Connected Youth

1.0 Purpose

This regulation outlines the process for districts and charter schools to annually identify enrolled students who are "military-connected youth." This regulation is established pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122(b)(28).

20 DE Reg. 892 (05/01/17)
2.0 Definitions

"Military-Connected Youth" means any student having an immediate family member, including a parent, step-parent, sibling or any other person residing in the same household, who is on active duty, serving in the reserve component, or recently retired from a branch of the United States armed forces. Such branches consist of United States Army, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, National Guard, United States Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the United States Public Health Service.

"Recently Retired" for the purposes of this regulation, means having left military service within 18 months prior to September 30 of the current school year; identified as a disabled veteran; or killed in action.

20 DE Reg. 892 (05/01/17)
3.0 Data Collection and Access

3.1 Each district and charter school shall include a military-connected identifier as part of its annual enrollment process and student information update.

3.2 Each district and charter school shall identify which school personnel have access to the military-connected identifier.

4.0 Use Exemptions

4.1 The identification of a military-connected youth shall not be used for purposes of determining school achievement, growth or performance.

4.2 The identification of a military-connected youth is not a public record under Delaware's Freedom of Information Act or any other law, and shall not be made public by any person, except as permitted under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

19 DE Reg. 742 (02/01/16)
20 DE Reg. 892 (05/01/17)
25 DE Reg. 705 (01/01/22) (Final)
 
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