CHAPTER 416

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 470

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 122(b), Title 14, Delaware Code to insert the following new 122(b)(4) to read as follows:

"(4) Notwithstanding any other provision, rule, regulation, or law to the contrary, determining the minimum number of core classes a student must take and pass each year in order to advance to a higher level; provided, however, that the regulation shall, at a minimum, require students in first through eighth grades to pass at least 50% of all classes taken for credit, excluding physical education, and further provided that no student shall be passed to a higher grade level, without passing English/language arts or Its equivalent each school year. These requirements shall be in addition to any limitations on grade level promotion or any other requirements imposed upon students pursuant to subchapter 111 of Chapter I of this title. Rules and regulations on this subject shall be proposed by the Secretary subject to the State Board of Education."

Approved July 13, 1998