|Public comment period closes on proposed Delaware Department of Education transgender regulations. The DOE received more than 11,000 comments on the issue. (Click here for more.)
"I think this is a victory for the thousands of concerned Delaware citizens who believed the Department of Education overstepped its authority, intruding on the rights of both parents and local school officials," said State Rep. Rich Collins, R-Millsboro. "The DOE will not promulgate these regulations in January, as it had planned to do, but will now take time to reexamine the issue and the thousands of comments it received. I have sent an e-mail to Dr. Bunting asking that the development team meeting be open to the public, that any of the decisions it reaches should be transparently made before the public, and that the meeting be thoroughly promoted well in advance of the event."