Kilroy welcomes new Delaware blogger ” Those In Favor”

Those In Favor

Who Am I?

Father of three, husband to one.  Several years ago I reached the conclusion that I wanted to become involved in public service somehow.  I had no idea where to start or what to do so I let the desire cool over the years until October 2013 when my wife happened to mention that the school district we reside in was looking for volunteers to serve on something called their Citizen’s Budget Oversight Committee.  I had no idea what that was about, so I found out by showing up to a meeting.

Citizen’s Budget Oversight Committee (CBOC) is an all-volunteer team that functions as an extension of the District Board of Education and reviews financial matters relating to the district on behalf of the board.  We meet monthly to review district financial reports to ensure they align with expectations and make any and all inquiries relating to the financial operations of the district.  Monthly reports are given to the Board of Education summarizing the district’s financial position and CBOC’s support of the financial information provided by the district CFO and the State of Delaware.

It sounds nitty gritty and mundane, but I had no idea how much went into operating a school district.  I certainly had no idea about all the sources of funding and restrictions placed on said funding.  Since September 2013, I’ve been learning more and more about what it takes to run a school district and the education system in our state.  It’s fascinating stuff to me and I’m absolutely into it.

Education is the most important service we provide to our children and I’m honored to play a small part in providing that service.  Two of my children will be enrolled in Christina School District schools in the fall of 2014.  That only makes me want to become more involved with the workings of the district.  I can’t be there in the classroom while they are taught but I can play a part in helping that classroom to exist and function properly.   So that’s what I do.

When I’m not spending time with the school district, I’m working for a pretty large private employer in Delaware doing more number crunching, but this time unrelated to education.  I have three wonderful children and an amazing wife of (almost) 7 years.  I love music, movies, play guitar, drums, bass, enjoy being outside when it’s not the temperature of a blast furnace and will watch any hockey game I can.  All in all, I just want to see my kids succeed and I feel like I can do more than help them develop at home.  I can help make sure the environment outside the home is one they can thrive in, as well.

Those In Favor has been added to Kilroy’s Blogroll! Please make sure to visit.

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6 responses to “Kilroy welcomes new Delaware blogger ” Those In Favor”

  1. He’s a good guy. CSD is fortunate to have him!

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  2. Joanne Christian

    Just stopped by, and YES—great blog too! Thanks for the detour Kilroy!

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  3. Publius e decere

    http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis148.nsf/vwLegislation/93BFD625A1BA888485257E0C0052FE17?Opendocument

    So Kilroy, Deborah Hudson has again submitted a House Bill to record the raving of lunatics. No longer your HB23 rant, it is now your new HB61 rant. So you should take back your 12 months’ worth of disrespect toward her. She is sticking to her proposal.

    Shae is also sticking to her no-stupid-amendments stance. Can you support the Bill as-submitted? Or do you insist on layering it like a grotesque cake-for-all. I suggest that you diss and suppress all amenders and push for a passage as presented.

    Publius

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    • kilroysdelaware

      .” So you should take back your 12 months’ worth of disrespect toward her. She is sticking to her proposal.”

      Honestly, do you real think H.B. 61 will actually become law? At best it’s 50/50. As far as disrespect , I am still waiting for Hudson’s apology.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Uh, Ped, the HB61 door is the one on your left. No, your other left.

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  4. lastDEconservative

    Conflicted, I am. Doing something is a good thing. Generally speaking, all legislators of this here People’s Republic excepted. Going in with such wide eyed optimism, meh. Let’s check back in later to see if he lifted the veil, or waved away some smoke, or turned off the lullaby player, and bothered to discover what-is-really-going-on — meaning the demonstration of discernment followed by healthy skepticism followed by meaningful questions followed by –wait for it, Kilroy– the exposure to sunlight of said what-is-really-going-on.

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