Rep Jaques introduces legislation H.B. 58 giving votech schools major $$$ win-fall without going to referendum

House Bill 58

Primary Sponsor(s):

Jaques

Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Blevins


Co-Sponsors:

Reps. Bolden, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Osienski, Ramone, Viola; Sens. Ennis, Hall-Long, Henry, McBride, Poore, Sokola


Introduced On:

03/19/2015


Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE POWER OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL DISTRICT TO LEVY TAXES FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES.

(3) The amount to be raised by taxation shall not exceed 15 cents on each $100 of the value of real property in New Castle County for the tax years 2015 and 2016, shall not exceed 16 cents on each $100 of real property in New Castle County for the tax years 2017 and 2018, shall not exceed 17 cents on each $100 of real property in New Castle County for the tax years 2019 and 2020, and shall not exceed 20 cents on each $100 of real property in New Castle County for the tax year 2021 and all tax years thereafter.

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4 responses to “Rep Jaques introduces legislation H.B. 58 giving votech schools major $$$ win-fall without going to referendum

  1. Publius e decere

    Well, the percentage increases are about 3-4% annual. I agree it is higher than inflation. But so was Red Clay’s at 30% over three years, and Christina’s was even grossly higher than that (as is their re-vote request).

    With a little bit of Common Core math (which I realize will lose some of the blog commenters here) one can see that the important data lies with the per-student taxes.

    STATE: Votechs get $10700 but Red Clay gets $6800
    LOCAL: Votechs get $ 7000 but Red Clay gets $4600
    FED: Votechs get $900 while Red Clay gets $1100

    The state clearly feels that votech students need 57% more funding that district students. And the Legislature feels that votech students require 52% more of our local funds than we locals elect to give to our own local schools. And if the opt-out whiners get their way the districts will lose some Fed funding and maybe even achieve the same deficit versus votech schools in the Fed category.

    Which would make it a trifecta.

    Publius

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    • lastDEconservative

      Well, 57.35%, but who’s counting, really? This is interesting. In gross numbers, if all the chil’ren, not just the poor ones, were funded directly by Jacques and Co., the tab would be (nominally) $6300 x the number of chil’ren in the state. Wow. Now that’s some pot hole filling.

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  3. Quick. Someone write an amendment removing per pupil funding to charters and tack it onto this one.

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