The Delaware Public Education Ombudsperson Program assists students and families to advocate an resolve educational disputes.

Our Role:

  • To assist students and their families to advocate and resolve educational disputes
  • To collaborate with students, families and stakeholders to address systemic gaps in public education by identifying strategies and developing best practices. 
  • Working with stakeholders to addressing issues around equity, discipline, academic and social-emotional skills, trauma
    informed and/or restorative practices.


Who We Serve:

All students and families attending public or charter schools in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties


Issues We Address:

  • Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Safety
  • Transportation
  • Attendance
  • Special Education Matters
  • Suspensions
  • Expulsions
  • Truancy
  • Academic Concerns




To speak with program staff or to start the intake process: Contact us by phone or by completing an intake form.

Ombudsperson Hotline

(302) 327-1088

Intake Form


For more information about the Public Education Ombudsperson Program, please contact  Tika Hartsock,

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