House Bill # 117 w/HA 4
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 14 AND 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SCHOOL BOARDS AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS.
This bill will save the State of Delaware money by having school board elections on the date of the general election and it will increase the voter turnout for school board elections. Currently, school board elections are held on the second Tuesday of May and can occur in any year. The bill will: (1) set school board election to coincide with the general election; (2) align the terms of school board members so their terms expire during a general election year; (3) provide that only registered voters can vote in school board elections; (4) place school board member on the ballot during the general election; and (5) provide that campaign finance laws apply to school board elections.
This amendment requires a person elected to a school board to file a financial disclosure within 15 days of his or her election. Also candidates for election must file campaign contribution and expenditure reports prepared by their campaign committees, in accord with Title 15, Chapter 80, Subchapter IV.
House vote: () Passed 6/9/2009 4:39:06 PM-
Current status Senate Finance Committee
Political hunting season officially started in Delaware.
Mike Castle comes out swinging and Beau Biden runs with his tail between his ass like a gun shy hunting dog.
I am not sure where Ferris Wharton is these day however, I was told he finally passed Driver’s Ed and was given a gold plated Ez-Pass device J. I can tell you this, Delawareans made the biggest mistake electing the anointed one Biden Biden as Attorney General over Ferris Wharton. DNG Captain returns from his honorable duty in Iraq and within months his AG Lieutenants go AWOL. Delaware Governor Jack Markell put Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden in a corner for taking too long to respond the recent state tragedy. Markell has to step in and call for his own investigation because Beau Biden was too busy watching reruns of The Paper Chase looking for legal pointers from Professor Kingsfield. Hopefully for Delaware’s sake Ferris will take those 6 foot curb feelers off his car and get into this election. As far as Beau free ride to Washington, D.C., I think the only free ride he’ll get is on Air Force 2 with dear old dad.
Concerns with crime will always be tops on my list of concerns and Delaware is becoming a Wild West state with criminal having free run of our states. Governor Markell is poised to take the SROs out of public schools and replace them with Rent-a-Cops that don’t have the same authority as SORs nor earn the same respect. Markell is playing a shell game with our state police at a time the citizens need well over 100 more troopers on the roads. Markell gets state trooper protection and he wants to assign mall cops to protect our children’s schools.
Jobs another hot topic! Markell is not up to task and relies on Joe Biden to work a deal with Fisker. Delaware has a wonderful port and rail service centralize in the heart of the mid-Atlantic and Markell is too busy promoting Teach for America. It’s been a year now and nothing new in Markell’s corner on how to attract good sustainable jobs.
Speaking of sustainability, Markell sells out local taxpayers with his Race to The Top plot that provides only two years of funding. After two years of RTTT funding defaults to local school taxpayers. Markell sends his agents from the Delaware Department of Education with political gun in hand to point at local school board members head.
Education, OMG ! Jack Markell cuts a sweet deal with the teacher organizations setting up a bonus plan and ineffective teacher retraining plan tying the hands of school boards and even school district superintendents. Instead of students getting extra help due to the failure of ineffective teacher, ineffective teachers get help.
Healthcare! Seems like the only one in Dover that care is Lt. Governor Matt Denn. I can bitch about losing my healthcare after getting laid off but I’ll yield my concerns to ensure children’s healthcare needs come first.
The economy aka recession isn’t Jack Markell’s fault however, Markell did write a book on how to solve Delaware’s economical problems. Looks like that book turned out to be fiction.
So, Markell takes over the AG’s office spanking Beau Biden like a little boy caught playing with his pee-pee on the back porch, sends his Delaware DOE agents to school board meetings to tell school board members who happen to be elected public officials that they no longer have local authority, appoints the Delaware Secretly of Education mayor of Delaware in order to give her mayoral controls of Delaware public schools, allows the Delaware Board of Education reform education regulation better suited to be address by state legislators and Markell decides to take it upon himself to agree to radical unproven education reforms without including, school board, parents and the local taxpayers in that process.
This brings us down to local state legislators who fear Governor Markell as if Markell was King George himself. It appears Delaware has gain a state dictator the state legislators must bow down to. Shit sure does roll downhill but being a midterm election it looks like local legislators will pay the piper at the polls. If the local boys and girls can’t stand up to the king perhaps it’s time to replace a few.
Our state government has broken down to a point where local legislators must look down as the governor walks by. It’s time to rebuild Delaware’s state government from the bottom up?
Many young Delaware boys laid down their lives during the American Revolutionary War the so-called War of Independence. Now these boys honored is defaced by Governor Jack Markell who with a selfish personal political agenda hands the keys of Delaware to the federal government. Jack Markell forgets the federal government is an employee of the states and Jack forgets he is an employee of the people.
Who is standing guard over Delaware freedom and liberties?