CHAPTER 254

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 267

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

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

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

Section 1. Amend § 3402A, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by making by making insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 3402A Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this subchapter, shall have the meaning ascribed to them except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

(1) “Academic year” shall mean the 3 consecutive academic semesters beginning with the fall semester.

(2) “Family” for a dependent applicant shall mean the applicant, the applicant's parents or legal guardian, relative caregiver, and other children under the age of 21 of the applicant's parents, legal guardian or relative caregiver. The term “family” for an independent applicant shall mean the applicant, an applicant's spouse and any dependent children.

(3) “Full-time” shall mean a minimum of 24 credit hours in each academic year.

(4) “Institution” shall mean Delaware Technical and Community College or the University of Delaware, Associate in Arts Program.

(5) “School activity” shall mean open house, school curriculum night, parent and teacher conference night, holiday program, or other school related events conducted by a public middle school or high school where parents, community members, and students are encouraged to attend and participate.

Section 2. Amend § 3408A, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 3408A Additional responsibilities.

(a) Each Institution shall develop, promote, and coordinate a public awareness program to inform students and parents of the SEED program.

(b) The Department of Education shall ensure that every school district, and each charter and nonpublic high school, designates at least one 1 SEED program contact person, who shall be either a counselor or teacher, at each high school site in this State. The Department of Education shall also ensure that all printed or electronic communications relating to a school activity include information about the SEED Scholarship program. Printed and electronic communications shall include, but is not limited to, middle school, high school, or district-wide school activity announcements found in or on printed programs, newsletters, e-newsletters, community newspapers, and websites. For school activities where general announcements are made by any school official, information relating to the SEED Scholarship Program shall also be included in those communications.

Section 3. Amend § 3410A, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by making by making insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 3410A Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this subchapter, shall have the meaning ascribed to them except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

(1) “Academic year” shall mean the 2 consecutive academic semesters beginning with the fall semester.

(2) “Family” for a dependent applicant shall mean the applicant, the applicant's parents or legal guardian, relative caregiver, and other children under the age of 21 of the applicant's parents, legal guardian or relative caregiver. The term “family” for an independent applicant shall mean the applicant, an applicant's spouse and any dependent children.

(3) “Full-time” shall mean a minimum of 24 credit hours in each academic year.

(4) “Institution” shall mean Delaware State University.

(5) “School activity” shall mean open house, school curriculum night, parent and teacher conference night, holiday program, or other school related events conducted by a public middle school or high school where parents, community members, and students are encouraged to attend and participate.

Section 4. Amend § 3410A, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by making by making insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 3416A Additional responsibilities.

(a) The institution shall develop, promote, and coordinate a public awareness program to inform students and parents of the Inspire Scholarship program.

(b) The Department of Education shall ensure that every school district, and each charter and nonpublic high school, designates at least 1 Inspire Scholarship program contact person, who shall be either a counselor or teacher, at each high school site in this State. The Department of Education shall also ensure that all printed or electronic communications relating to a school activity include information about the Inspire Scholarship program. Printed and electronic communications shall include, but is not limited to, middle school, high school, or district-wide school activity announcements found in or on printed programs, newsletters, e-newsletters, community newspapers, and websites. For school activities where general announcements are made by any school official, information relating to the Inspire Scholarship Program shall also be included in those communications.

Approved June 18, 2014