Yikes! Appropriations Bill SB#175 has preferential choice transportation funding for Conrad and Cab and doesn’t address Choice transportation for Wilmington’s poor #netde #edude

Pending Vote !!!!!!!!!

DELAWARE STATE SENATE 147th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE BILL NO. 175

JANUARY 30, 2014

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2015; SPECIFYING CERTAIN PROCEDURES, CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS; AND AMENDING CERTAIN PERTINENT STATUTORY PROVISIONS

Page 216 lines 11,12,1314 & 15

Section 323. Notwithstanding the provisions of any state law to the contrary, the Red Clay Consolidated School District is authorized to utilize state transportation dollars to fund students traveling from routes to and from the Cab Calloway School of the Arts and Conrad Schools of Science and the Indian River School District is authorized to utilize state transportation dollars to fund students traveling from routes to and from the Southern Delaware School of the Arts.

Well this sucks !!! Conrad and Cab are all Choice schools! No feeder-patterns! So they will get state transportation dollars while the force Wilmington busing out-bound continues AND poor families without adequate transportation are still force to send their kids to feeder-schools and can’t effectively participate in school Choice. Where is the fair and equitable education in this gem of the law? Where? Wake up Wilmington!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

I can’t wait to see which legislators votes for SB#175 with this piece of shit in it!

3 responses to “Yikes! Appropriations Bill SB#175 has preferential choice transportation funding for Conrad and Cab and doesn’t address Choice transportation for Wilmington’s poor #netde #edude

  1. Pretty sure this is not the final budget bill since it still has state employee pay increase at 1% and other things that were in the Governor’s recommended budget but have been reported to be cut in the final bill. Notice this bill is dated jan. 30th.
    We might not see a final budget bill until after June Defac numbers come out

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  2. Also note that language is in the existing budget bill epilogue and has been there for several years. This is not new language this year.

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    • kilroysdelaware

      Regardless of how long its been there and I just happen to trip across it this year, the fact remains Conrad and Cab magnets schools are getting preferential Choice transportation funding when we’re getting nowhere is preferential Choice transportation for Wilmington’s children in Red Clay who has no Red Clay city middle or high school. Many poor city families can’t utilize school choice due to lack of personal transportation.

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