SB 291

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 02, 2022
  • Passed Senate May 19, 2022
  • House
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Policy Regarding Appropriate Relationships With Students.


This Act requires each school district and charter school to adopt a policy regarding appropriate relationships between school employees, contractors, coaches, and volunteers and students. The policy must include a provision establishing appropriate and inappropriate interactions; a prohibition against adult sexual misconduct; a prohibition against any sexual relationship between a school employee, contractor, coach, or volunteer and a student; an emphasis on the mandatory reporting obligations under ยง 903 of Title 16; a procedure for notifying the Department of Education and law enforcement of suspected adult sexual misconduct; guidelines for the preferred and prohibited methods of electronic communication; notice that substantiated incidents of adult sexual misconduct will be reported in future reference checks; and a provision requiring the development of hiring practices to screen for adult sexual misconduct. This Act will be implemented for the 2023-2024 school year.

Bill Sponsors (28)


May 19, 2022


Jun 02, 2022


Assigned to Education Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee

May 19, 2022


Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES

May 18, 2022


Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 4 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable

May 09, 2022


Introduced and Assigned to Education Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee

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