Delaware races to grab its share of edujobs funds

I attended a meeting tonight and the main topic of discussion was how the folks in Dover were trying like many other state governments to lay their hands on the federal dollars earmarked to save education jobs. The EduJobs Bill signed in August gave Delaware school districts money to save education jobs to the sum of $27m to be divided up. However, now districts are receiving notes from the budget office asking districts to not use the monies this year, but to wait until 2012 when the states finances may not be as good. The bill does not allow the monies to be used directly, or indirectly to fill budget shortfalls, but it does not say anything about the interest.
So the state budget office that controls all state funds asks districts to leave their funds in the state coffers, and guess what those funds are not just sitting idle. The state invests those funds and the interest earned goes back to the state general fund. As folks ask districts for more transparency I think the same should be asked of the folks in Dover who actually sign the checks the districts ask for.


About Gary M Wolfe

The Author spent 10 years as a member of the Milford Delaware Board Of Education, and is currently seeking the 18th Senatorial seat in the Delaware Legislature.
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4 Responses to Delaware races to grab its share of edujobs funds

  1. kilroysdelaware says:

    “2012” isn’t that the date Markell is up for a second-term.

  2. Pingback: Markell at it agian; back-filling state budget with federal funds « Kilroy's delaware

  3. Gary, you ever comin’ back to us?


  4. Frank Moffet says:

    Delaware please be aware of the Charter school application from First State Math and Science Academy trying to open in New Castle County. This is a Gulen Movement school, and they are rapidly expanding in the USA up to 150 and counting.
    Don’t know who Islamic Imam Fethullah Gulen is? Do your research and find out 1) why was he exiled from Turkey? 2) What is his grand ambition?

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