Okay, got plugged in. About twenty minutes ago, the State Board of Education voted on a motion to approve the WEIC plan without any addendums. It did not pass. Roll Call- Yes: Dr. Teri Quinn Gray, Dr. Whittaker, Jorge Melendez, Nay: Pat Heffernan, Nina Lou Bunting, Barbara Rutt, Gregory Coverdale. Then they made a motion to approve the WEIC plan based on DOE approval of the submitted Christina priority school plans and the changing of “shall” to “may” in regards to the funding. Roll Call- Yes: Dr. Teri Quinn Gray, Barbara Rutt, Jorge Melendez, Dr. Whittaker, Nay: Pat Heffernan, Nina Lou Bunting, Gregory Coverdale. The plan passed the State Board with the amendments. But this is a deal breaker because the Red Clay Consolidated Board of Education voted in November that if the funding was not guaranteed, they would not move forward. So the WEIC redistricting plan appears to be dead. But this is Delaware
What the Delaware State Board of Education did with the bait “shall” and Switch “may” pretty much fucked the the local taxpayers and the writing is on the wall for the end of senior citizen’s school tax discount! But the big question is, will Merv and Kenny blindside the community by supporting the vote even though they said they would stand their ground Re: guaranteed funding! Thank you Kevin for being the community’s eyes and ears!