Daily Archives: April 28, 2015

Delaware’s current secretary of education’s lack of experience forces state legislators to up the position qualifications

148th General Assembly

Senate Bill 72

Primary Sponsor(s):


Additional Sponsor(s):    Rep. K. Williams & Rep. Miro & Rep. Lynn


Sens. Henry, Peterson; Reps. Baumbach, Bennett, Bolden, Briggs King, Hudson, Kenton, Kowalko, Mitchell, Osienski, Outten, Spiegelman, Viola, Wilson

Introduced On:


Synopsis of Bill:

This bill increases the teaching and administrative experience qualifications for the Secretary of Education from 5 years to 10 years. The Bill also clarifies that at least 6 years must be of teaching experience and at least 2 years must be of administrative experience.

Current Status:

Senate Education Committee   On  04/28/2015

State legislators freezes school choice re: moratorium on new charter schools

Delaware Senate passes Wilmington charter moratorium

Lawmakers in the Delaware Senate gave final legislative approval on Tuesday to a bill that will halt the authorization of new charter schools in Wilmington through June 2018, or until the state develops a strategic education plan statewide.

Delaware Rep. Charles Potter Jr., a Wilmington Democrat, sponsored the measure. It cleared the House on April 2 and Senate lawmakers sent it to Delaware Gov. Jack Markell’s desk with a 12-8 vote on Tuesday. Markell plans to sign the legislation, a spokesman said. 

Delaware PTA school board races Q&A are in! Take a look !


2015 School Board Candidates Q&A Responses

Below is a listing of all the 2015 School Board Candidates in the state of Delaware. In an attempt to keep our membership informed about the school board candidates and their position on various issues, Delaware PTA invited each candidate to participate in a voluntary Q&A.  As of today, we have received responses from the candidates highlighted below. We will continue to update this page with responses as we receive them.

Remember, school board elections are MAY 12, 2015. Please check your individual school district website for voting locations and times.

See Response here ……….