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.

Abstract

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)

Votes


May 19, 2022

Actions


Jun 02, 2022

House

Assigned to Education Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Education

May 19, 2022

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES

May 18, 2022

Senate

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

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Education

May 09, 2022

Senate

Introduced and Assigned to Education Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Education

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