School Choice

Delaware Expands Public School Choice

Next stop: Letting kids escape the public system


The school choice process in Delaware is about to become a little easier.

Gov. Jack Markell is signing a bill into law Monday creating a uniform application system for school choice, which allows students to attend schools other than the ones they would attend under regular attendance policies.

Currently, school districts have their own criteria and application forms for accepting choice students, which some say results in confusion and discrimination.

In addition to creating a uniform system for school choice applications, the new law also requires school districts to use the same standards for choice students as they do for students in their regular attendance zones and eliminates discrimination against students with special needs.