BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend § 122, Chapter 1, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:
(h) Except as otherwise required by law, mandated by federal authority, or as determined by the Secretary to be an emergency situation requiring immediate action to protect public health or safety, no new or amended rule, regulation, or administrative procedure adopted by the Department which has a direct financial impact for the local school district, any school within a local school district or charter school, shall become effective for a local school district or any school within a local school district or charter school after the start of a fiscal year (July 1) unless the superintendent for that district or head of school for that charter school specifically approves such rule, regulation, or administrative procedure to be effective during that fiscal year.
(1) “Administrative procedure”, as used in this subsection, means any action that establishes a method, practice, program, or procedure to be followed by a school or local school district or charter school.
Approved April 20, 2016