Urgent request. Immediate Action Required! Comments are needed on Regulation 225 Prohibition of Discrimination.
At Governor Carney's request, the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) has published for public comment a proposed regulation that will protect students against harmful discrimination in school based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. The proposed regulation would help to ensure that public and charter schools in Delaware are inclusive spaces for ALL children.
The proposed regulation can be viewed here.
CAMP Rehoboth's LGBTQ Council of Elders, which has been working to improve anti-discrimination efforts in the school districts in Sussex County, has reviewed the regulation and the model non-discrimination policy proposed by the DDOE and generally supports them and encourages their immediate adoption. The proposed regulation is an excellent first step to ensure a safe and affirming school environment for all students, free from discrimination.
There is a public comment period on the proposed regulation that lasts until December 4, 2017. PLEASE SUBMIT A PUBLIC COMMENT IN FAVOR OF THE REGULATION. There are anti-LGBTQ groups and others in Delaware that are actively working to oppose this regulation, so it is critical that the DDOE hears from our community in support of the proposed regulation. Please copy your state and local legislators and school board members, and to encourage others to comment favorably on the proposed regulation.
Comments can be emailed to DOE, or mailed to: DE Department of Education; RE: 225 Prohibition of Discrimination; 401 Federal Street, Suite 2; Dover, Delaware 19901.
CAMP Rehoboth Council of Elders