Monthly Archives: May 2011

Community Meeting on New Milford Uniform Policy

The Uniform Policy meeting is in the high school auditorium at 7:30 tomorrow night (Wednesday). This is for parents, community members, students, and teachers. Please plan to attend to support this policy (or not support it if that is your … Continue reading

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Some Budget concerns for Delaware Schools

First: 1. Transportation funding is proposed to change with 10% of the bussing costs to be given to the school districts without the ability to increase property taxes. The State will establish the contracts and the districts are mandated to … Continue reading

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New District Uniform Policy

For the last week or so I’ve read and recieved countless emails and notes about the feelings about the new uniform policy that was brought before the board by the High School teachers. One of the recent notes sent to … Continue reading

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Reauthorization of ESEA has a few cuts for Delaware

Fed Funds May 2011 (2)Attached find a list sent to me of the Funds for State Formula-Allocated and Selected Student Aid Programs from USDOE. Check out Delaware as it appears we are looking at a 10% decrease in funding in … Continue reading

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Answering Questions from the Community about the Schools

Recently, I received a personal message from an individual that I have the utmost respect for and who also has earned the respect of my two oldest boys. In the message this individual was concerned that the board of education … Continue reading

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NSBA Call to Action: House Armed Services Committee May Consider Voucher Amendment

Repost of an NSBA email I recieved late today: Please contact your U.S. Representative on the House Armed Services Committee today to urge him/her to reject an amendment that may be offered tomorrow to the National Defense Authorization Act for … Continue reading

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Why do we recommend people for school board?

Straight from the DSEA website, and what happened to making informed decisions based on facts and data? DSEA locals in six school districts recommended school board candidates for election on May 10, 2011 Why do we recommend people for school … Continue reading

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Differences in Public Education in DE

Normally, I don’t write or comment about charter schools as Kent/Sussex counties have very few of them. My comments today are not about the school itself, but more an open letter to parents and legislators in Lower Delaware. While catching … Continue reading

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Information to help with election decisions!

Wednesday, I attended a meeting with the district RTTT group as they presented the districts final plan to the Sec. of Ed, and her staff. The group was made up of both representatives of the districts education association and administrators, … Continue reading

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