Delaware Backs Down on Letting Students Self-Identify Race, Gend - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Delaware Backs Down on Letting Students Self-Identify Race, Gender Without Parental Involvement

Posted: Jun 01, 2018 9:22 AM Updated:

DOVER, Del.- Delaware's Department of Education has removed a controversial proposal to allow students to identify their gender or race at school without parental consent has been stricken from a planned anti-discrimination regulation.

The move follows intense backlash from many parents against the proposed Regulation 225, which has now been modified to require parental notification and permission for a student to change how they are identified at school.

"The department received more than 11,000 comments on a previous version of the proposed regulation. After careful review of that feedback, Secretary of Education Susan Bunting made responsive changes," said Alison May, a spokeswoman for the Department of Education.

A new version of the document was expected to be published Friday with the state register, May said. It also substitutes the state's suggested model policy for a guidance document to assist districts and charters in creating local policies.

May said the revised proposal included substantive changes from the previous version and that would requite another month-long public comment period ending on July 6.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • The Newest Addition to Ocean City Beaches

    The Newest Addition to Ocean City Beaches

    Introducing Mobi-Mat's! The pilot program that was just launched on 130th and 94th street.

    More

    Introducing Mobi-Mat's! The pilot program that was just launched on 130th and 94th street.

    More
  • Bill Cosby Gets Honorary Degrees Rescinded

    Bill Cosby Gets Honorary Degrees Rescinded

    In a unanimous vote from its board of regents, the University System of Maryland rescinded three of entertainer Bill Cosby's honorary degrees from its awarding institutions.

    More

    In a unanimous vote from its board of regents, the University System of Maryland rescinded three of entertainer Bill Cosby's honorary degrees from its awarding institutions.

    More
  • 25 Dead Horses Found on Wicomico County Property

    25 Dead Horses Found on Wicomico County Property

    Authorities investigate after at least 25 dead horses were found on a rural property in Wicomico County, Maryland Friday morning. Lt. Tim Robinson of the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said around 11 a.m., the Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Wicomico County Animal Control, began an investigation into the report of the presence of deceased horses on the property outside of Hebron.

    Editor's note: These images may be disturbing to some viewers.

    More

    Authorities investigate after at least 25 dead horses were found on a rural property in Wicomico County, Maryland Friday morning. Lt. Tim Robinson of the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said around 11 a.m., the Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Wicomico County Animal Control, began an investigation into the report of the presence of deceased horses on the property outside of Hebron.

    Editor's note: These images may be disturbing to some viewers.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices