In October 2020, the ACLU of Delaware and Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. reached a settlement with Governor John Carney in Delawareans for Educational Opportunity v. Carney. The agreement requires the Governor to seek legislation bringing new financial committments and structural changes to the way that Delaware serves disadvantaged students.

House Bill 86 provides increased funding for kindergarten through third grade students identified as eligible for basic special education services and will increase the unit count funding for K-3 Basic Special Education students by the 2023-2024 school year.


Rep. K. Williams; Sens. Poore, Sturgeon, Paradee, Sokola, Townsend, Walsh; Reps. Chukwuocha, Schwartzkopf, Longhurst, Mitchell, Bolden, Bush, Carson, Heffernan, Kowalko, Lynn, Matthews, S. Moore, Morrison, Osienski, Ramone, Michael Smith, Wilson-Anton


Signed by Governor


151st General Assembly

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