Daily Archives: June 5, 2009

SB #127 another attack on local control?

145th General Assembly
Senate Bill # 127

Primary Sponsor: Bonini


CoSponsors: Sen. Sorenson; Rep. Lavelle
Introduced on : 06/04/2009

Long Title: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS.

Synopsis: This Act requires that those voting in school board elections and school tax elections and school bond elections be registered voters.
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Sorenson, Bonini, and Lavelle,
You have no concept of the impact of this legislation and you failed to provide.

Everybody pays school taxes either through ownership or the rent payments made to landlords.

But you know, I hope this legislation passes because when “needed” referendums fails it will force school districts into financial recovery and put the $$$ monkey on the back of the state aka legislators.

You folks in Dover failed to listen to many of us back in 1995-97 about the dangerous course you were taking with DSTP and now even yourselves called for changes in DSTP. Do what you want and pass this legislation and I’ll enjoy no more school tax increase.

Its a disgrace that our own legislation preach local control and flexibility but yet makes every attempt to infringe upon it.

I am here to tell you, this legislation will come back to haunt every legislators who supports it. When the “needed” referendums fails, all fingers will point to this legislation.

The current law has been in existence for many years by those who intended to keep education a local issue apparently knew what they were doing.

Please reinstate, Title 14, Chapter 2, Subchapter I, section 207. It was repealed to give the state legislators the same flexibility and now we get underfunded and unfunded state mandates eating away at local tax dollars.

Why haven’t either of you held a town meeting in your respective school districts? Do we not have a voice in this matter?

Why haven’t either of you stood before your respective district community during a school board meetings to share your “visions”? In Red Clay I only see two local state representatives who take the time to make every attempt to attend board meetings.

Please provide us you detailed imapact study.

HA 1 HB 119 Schooley

145th General Assembly



HS 1 for HB 119

Primary Sponsor:

Schooley

CoSponsors:

Introduced on :

06/04/2009

Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC EDUCATION.

Synopsis:




“This Bill permits local districts substantially more discretion with respect to expenditure of state education funds than they have under existing law. However, the bill also establishes a number of safeguards to ensure that those funds are spent in a responsible manner that enhances student achievement, including state approval of local district budgets, a requirement of full transparency for local district expenditures, and the establishment of citizen financial oversight committees for each district.”

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Rep Schooley, I know you have every good intentions, however, when you have citizen financial oversight committees dominated by the districts you get puppets. Transparency is the key and not only all line-item financial data needs to be online we need to see all detailed contracts. Red Clay super signed a three year $300,000.00 where the board didn’t even see it. Your legislation offers no penalties for not abiding by the given legislation.


Twitter and Masturbation

OK, I’ve given this Twitter shit two days and it’s like playing with yourself. You type shit into a little text box with limited characters. So if you want to rant you need to get back on a blog.

Well, it’s kind of fun tracking Mike Matthews. He types in every time he misses a trip to the gym. Mike Twitter isn’t Dear Diary because the whole world can see.

Anyhow Twitter is interesting but in doesn’t have the ability to increase the fonts to put in old people mode.

I keep getting these Twitter Hookers asking me to follow them. Hey Matthews be careful and don’t get too hooked on Twitter because when you get married you wife will bitch at you for playing with your twitter all night.