Of course I am not happy with Delaware State Representative Debbie Capano Hudson! Hudson exposed the big lie about our DEGOP who claim to be all about transparency and fending off the overreaching hand of the federal government. Lavelle does the Smarter Balanced flip-flop and Ramone falls in love with charter schools! Hey Charlie, you left me on the transparency battle! Not good !
So sports fans, get ready rumble time!
Publius, changing of the guard is coming at the big Red Clay machine at the lieutenant level ! Captain Johnny Jet is still safe for now!
AND THERE WAS NO DEBBIE FIGHTING FOR TRANSPARENCY ! COME ON DEBBIE ! VOICE OF THE MIDDLE CLASS! LOL ! GET A REAL JOB DEBBIE
Passage of H.B. # 50 is a major win for labor. Currently by law there are no consequences for student refusing to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment or for parents opting their child out ! What did students and parents really win?? NOTHING! The big win would be state repeal of the Smarter Balances Assessment.
If Governor Markell doesn’t veto H.B #50 the Washington wheels will turn to revoke the NCLB waivers or at best not extend them. Many schools will be required to restructure with new school leaders, teachers and very possibly convert to charter. Washington won’t try to withhold NCLB aka ESEA funds to states and schools but the REAL consequences will be losing the NCLB waviers.
Many labor leaders a cheering the opt-out legislation but when union dues paying teachers are booted out of jobs because of provision within NCLB re: mandatory restructuring, the union mother-ship will loose $$$$$$$.
Mark my word!!!!!!!!!!! If Governor Markell doesn’t veto there will be hell to pay! Sure the legislators can override a veto but Govenor Markell will be half way out of his last term.
The education house of cards will fall and state legislators will be holding the bag because the pulled an override on Markell.
There is $36,263 in unallocated funds. A contingency fund of $90,267 is designated for summer pays. Ms. Thomas continues to meet with representatives of Delaware Department of Education. At the current meeting she posed questions about the following:
1) Use of the P-card for expenses to be incurred at the National Charter School Conference. Funds for the conference are already allocated.
2) Will someone from DoE come to Reach to answer questions and address teachers’ concerns?
3) What/who determines what happens to all the materials in the building? Can it be liquidated?
Tell me, knowing Reach has been order closed by the Delaware Department of Education after the academic-year 2014-2015, this year! Why was it necessary to expend funds for a national charter conference that takes place long after the last day for student and last day for teachers and last day for many other staff FOREVER ??? Though the funds had be “already allocated” doesn’t mean you must use them! And surely this board meeting being April 2015 and the event being June 2015 surely flight, hotel and conference fees could have been canceled with minimal financial penalty. Notice the board minimizes noted already allocated!!! Like in budgeted! WFT! Also notice Reach referenced P-Card however, go here and tired to find expenditures within state open public records State Employee Credit Card Transactions
Yvonne Gordon (Community Member)
Judith Gregory (Interim Finance Board Member)
Matthew Kline (Community Member)
Denise Luce (Teacher Rep)
§ 1508 Citizen oversight of district finances.
The Department of Education shall promulgate regulations by November 1, 2009, establishing procedures for appointment of citizen budget oversight committees for each of the public school districts and charter schools. These committees shall have full access either electronically or in hard-copy format to all financial documents and financial information in the possession of the school districts they are assigned to oversee, with redactions permitted only to protect confidential personal information regarding students or employees. Oversight committees shall have representation from parents, educators, and taxpayers residing in each of the public school districts, provided that in the case of charter schools membership on oversight committees shall consist of parents of students enrolled in the charter school, educators at the charter school, and representatives of the Delaware Department of Education. Where possible, oversight committees shall contain at least 2 members with formal educational or vocational backgrounds amenable to oversight of school district financial statements. The Department of Education shall provide training to committee members. The Department shall also promulgate regulations by November 1, 2009, dictating uniformity and transparency in the financial recording and bookkeeping practices of the school districts and charter schools
The law clearly requires DE DOE Representatives on the CBOC ! So who at DE DOE will be accountable?
Then there is Delaware State Representative Debbie Hudson going through the motion of introducing legislation requiring all school boards even charter schools to record their board meetings and then allows it to sit for three fucking years years after passing House Education Committee and House Appropriations Committee. Don’t forget Debbie Hudson was a former board member of Pencader Charter School. Debbie, now you see why the Delaware Republican Party has turned to shit! It has no sense of moral responsibility to transparency of taxpayers money and with legislators like you proclaiming to be all for open government but yet can’t fight for your own legislation proves the DE GOP is a pack of lies!