Charter School Choice
Do state statutes allow for charter schools?
Are for-profit charters allowed?
Is there a cap on the number of charter schools?
In the school years 1996-1997, 1997-1998, and 1998-1999 no more than 5 charter school could be established each year. Also, a local school board may limit the number of applications it considers and the number of charters it will grant in any year.
Are charters required to provide transportation for any students?
Charters are responsible for transporting students who reside in the district where the school is located. Transportation can be provided by: the school district, the charter itself, or a contractor. In the case of students not residing in the district where the charter school is located, the parents of such students shall be responsible for transporting the child without reimbursement to and from a point on a regular bus route of the charter school.
Can charter schools employ uncertified teachers?
All teachers working in charter schools shall hold an appropriate teaching certificate and license, unless a charter thinks it beneficial to hired an uncertified teacher. In this case, the teacher must hold at least a bachelor's degree and comprise no more than 35% of teachers at the school. If a teacher teaches only one subject, a teacher needs a bachelor's degree in that subject.
Virtual School Choice
Do state statutes allow for full-time virtual schools?
We did not find anything about virtual schools in Delaware statutes. Education Commission of the States states that state law does not allow for virtual charter schools.
Are virtual schools required to track attendance?
Do virtual schools have to comply with state teacher certification requirements?
Private School Choice
Do state statutes allow for voucher programs?
No voucher programs found.
Do state statutes allow for educational expense tax credits or deductions?
No educational expense tax credits or deductions found.
Can students use vouchers to attend religious schools?
Is there a cap on the number of students or private schools participating in voucher programs?
Are voucher students in private schools required to take any standardized tests?
Can private schools be removed from voucher programs based on performance?
Are private schools in voucher programs required to provide transportation?
Interdistrict School Choice
Do state statutes allow for interdistrict choice?
"For the school year commencing July 1, 1996, and each succeeding school year, a parent residing within this State may enroll that parent’s child in a public school in any school district in the manner provided in this chapter."
Are receiving schools or districts required to provide transportation to any students?
Parents are solely responsible for transportation, without compensation.