HB88 requires school board candidates to be publicly listed, even if checks are pending.

Groups support bill speeding up school board candidacy

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

With pressure from Delaware educational organizations, a bill that would prevent delays to school board candidate campaigns garnered support Wednesday from the Senate Education Committee.¬† House Bill 88, sponsored by Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark, would require the state‚Äôs Department of Elections to publicly list school board candidates who are waiting for their background checks to be completed as a ‚Äúprovisional …

Although the deadline to file for school board candidacy has passed, the final list of candidates will likely come in a few weeks.

School board candidate listings delayed by background checks

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The deadline for people to file to run for the May 9 school board elections has passed, but it may¬† take weeks until the final list of candidates is published. The problem: A 2021 law that requires school board candidates to complete a criminal background check and a child registry check.¬† These must be completed before candidates‚Äô names can be …