CHAPTER 62

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 175

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CREATION OF A P-20 COUNCIL.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 1 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code by designating a new § 107 to read as follows:

Ҥ 107. P-20 Council.

(a) There shall be formed a P-20 Council to coordinate educational efforts of publicly-funded programs from early care through higher education and to foster partnerships among groups concerned with public education. The P-20 Council shall make recommendations designed to ensure a more integrated, seamless education system that enables children to enter school ready to learn, receive challenging instruction throughout their school careers, graduate from high school ready for college or work, and continue their education in a way that makes them productive and successful citizens.

(b) The P-20 Council shall be co-chaired by the Secretary of Education and the President of the State Board of Education. The Council members shall include the presidents (or their designees) of the public institutions of higher education in Delaware, along with the presidents of the institutions of higher education offering degree programs in education (or their designees). Additional members shall include the Chair of the Delaware Early Care and Education Council, the Chairs of the House and Senate Education Committees, a representative of the Governor’s Office, the Chair of the Business Roundtable Education Committee, and the Executive Director of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, or their designees.

(c) The Co-Chairs may also establish such subcommittees as needed and determine the subcommittee memberships.”.

Section 2. This Act shall be effective upon its passage into law.

Approved June 28, 2005