This supports the education of approximately 137,000 students being served in 240 schools in 19 school districts and 24 charter schools.
We are initially focusing on two areas of collaboration, transportation and technology:
The Delaware Department of Education is conducting a study on a community-based transportation system where students are transported in accordance with their age range (elementary / middle and middle / high) and their residence to their schools using a small cohort of charter schools in New Castle County that have volunteered to be part of this study. This study will serve as a model for school districts and charter schools to highlight the potential cost savings and enhanced transportation service that could be provided through the implementation of a consolidated busing system. This project takes the work of the various task forces and committees and puts it into action; providing an actual model for school leaders to replicate and address the transportation problems that have been on-going and growing since 2002.
– Shared Technology Services
This project is designed to bring to fruition the recommendation and strategies set forth in SCR22 by creating a Council on Educational Technology. This council will be an oversite organization charged with providing strategic guidance for educational technology for the state, districts, and charters. The Council will: (1) provide strategic guidance for public education technology by conducting needs assessments; (2) offer policy and budget recommendations; (3) engage in strategic planning to ensure alignment between state and local efforts; (4) define acceptable use policies, procedures and processes to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations; and (5) provide support for technology-related procurement.
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