School Board Bill Reducing Terms from 5 Years to 3 Years

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Below is a copy of the bill which would reduce the number of years someone can serve on a school board from five to three years. Every three years a school board member would have to run for office. I am not sure how I feel about this bill. I served on the Red Clay School Board and it really takes a full year or more to really understand what is going on in a district, especially a larger district. Five years is really a long time for someone to commit to serving on a school board.

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26 responses to “School Board Bill Reducing Terms from 5 Years to 3 Years

  1. kilroysdelaware

    Personally, I think two 5 years term limits is better.

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  2. Publius e decere

    I think having unlimited three year terms is better. Voters can remove someone doing damage quicker (than today’s five years), and voters can keep someone who is doing well as long as they want. If someone can’t learn the role quickly enough to be effective in a first three-year term, they should consider whether or not they are qualified for the role.

    Publius

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  3. seems the GA is prepping to move the refernda elections to keep inline with the school board elections. since referenda happen every three years this seems like a good plan

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  4. lastDEconservative

    Yoo, hoo. Anybody home? Helloooooo! You’re doing it again; getting your collective knickers in a knot about the superficial while the underlying disease festers.

    Reminder. Rule 1. Ask, “what’s -really- going on here?” Rule 2. If the A to the first query is not immediately apparent, read the sponsor list. Upon finding the usual suspects, you needn’t spend a great deal of your limited time seeking the answer to the begging question. Regardless what’s really going on, you can be sure the result will not redound to the good of the game when you find Baumbach and Sokola in cahoots yet again. It’s only a matter of time till the rest join in, including the currently confused reporter, maybe even joined by some of the GOMeToo.

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  5. Perhaps the legislature could link the length of term to state test scores.

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  6. Fine so long as all the folks who are paid with tax money have similar accountability measures. We can’t seem to win a war that we began 15 years ago (longer if you think about desert storm), military asks for more money and get it. Most of the career politicians still in office (some promoted to vp) . Let’s see who else, bankers stole billions from the good citizens of the US….bailout = golden parachute (that’s better than free NOT dental) ….oh the military contractors…yikes that’s tax monies….
    You guys it’s all about the education system…even better, test scores! Those that yell for test scores have never seen the test, don’t understand the test and never watched a kid take it…..hold them accountable, hang them from the trees….yet the robber barons (falsely called producers) steal in plain sight.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Break, old pal, you’re dangerously close to a moment of discernment. Congrats. I’ll try to get back later to help you across the line. Got work to do; somebody’s gotta foot that payroll and dental benefits tab. In the meantime, feel free to open the other eye …

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    • Markell and democrat cronies invest in the data center, bloom, and test makers (Bill Gates educational supplies branch). School district union and admins also in on taxpayer money stream to insure test providers get approved and the beat goes on.

      These aren’t the politicians you voted for, they couldn’t have been in on these schemes. They’re too busy deflecting your requests for accountability and bombastically insulting constituents. They don’t listen to union contributors and state workers who want all their healthcare paid for by those OPPOSED obummercare and the subsequent rate hikes. These aren’t the politicians who demand more taxes but then pay consultants to repeat studies they already know the answers to and choose NOT to follow the recommendations. (Wilmington policing reviews)
      Tangled web of lies and deceit and the sheep that believe the wolf in shepherds clothing.

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  7. LDC you pay a whole lot more for a toilet replacement toilet seat on an obsolete piece of military equipment and you pay a whole lot more to the bankers who stole millions of tax payer monies than my NOT free dental care. You come on here everyday and whine about your minuscule school taxes … You whine about a test you know nothing about, you actually have the audacity to try to equate the achievement of “producers” and takers and judge schools which house them. When intellectually you know it’s comparing sorry for the cliche apples and oranges…

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  8. Producers kids vs takers kids that should say

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  9. M.ryder so you are saying republican politicians and cronies are above board stewards of your tax dollars? It certainly seems as much…

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    • Nope. Just aren’t as many of them in Blue State Delaware. I most assuredly agree both parties can be equal opportunists when it comes to the public trough. Philosophically though, especially at the State level, the D’s are willing to spend right up to their credit limit while ignoring obvious cost saving measures. (Right to work, prevailing wage, union appeasement, Obama administration appeasement, backdoor investment deals, Wilmington government efficiency -lack thereof, crime study/ commission after crime study.) In addition, you cannot blame too much of the financial situation in Delaware on Republicans given they don’t have and haven’t had control since Pete DuPont or Mike Castle. So the D’s own every bit of it.
      Food for thought: http://petedupontfreedomaward.com/reinventing-delaware-government/

      Just Sayin, I don’t see any Democrat offering cost savings as a political platform and we’ve had, 6 consecutive Democrats in the Governor’s mansion. Coming up on 24 years. That’s a long time for the D’s to get entrenched in their little fiefdoms.

      “to the bankers who stole millions of tax payer monies” Bear in mind the mortgage fiasco was initiated by Carter and to a much larger extent, Clinton who demanded banks issue loans to less qualified applicants. Relaxed default insurance requirements were also a Clinton gift. Adding insult to injury Democrat controlled congress refused repeatedly calls by Bush administration to address the looming problem. Again, democrat fiscal obfuscation.

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  10. News Flash: NEED A SIDEBAR Kilroy
    -Student attacked and dies in Wilmington public high school. Last week student fight @ Christiana HS resulted in one student with staples in their head and on concussion watch in the hospital after being struck from behind with shovel. Multiple students recorded it on cell phones but didn’t stop the attack.

    Still think you kids are safe? Still think discipline is really being addressed? Still want dysfunctional or unbalanced kids in school with your children? Still wonder why some parents “Opt out” of TPS’s?

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    • I will agree that DE is typically robbed by dems but they are no better or worse than the other side…. Crooks all. It is why to argue against policy by putting political labels on it is kind of stupid. Some people are ok being robbed by guys in suits ‘producers’ lol and others by takers….

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    • Publius e decere

      Point scored for M Ryder.

      Question for “Kilroy and the Band Of Others” … any comeback?
      Or more incisively: where are “your” kids enrolled?

      Publius

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  11. What happened yesterday was a tragedy of epic proportions. The first murder in one of our schools since 1970. Unfortunately, Publius is right. It does happen more often than not in our traditional school districts. We need to make massive changes to make sure this never happens again. We need to reach out to those who do have safe schools and emulate them, no matter what.

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    • Kevin there is a common element involved in this murder and schools being out of control. It is the same element that makes Wilmington ‘murder town’. Unfortunately addressing this issue with honest and open dialogue proposing real solutions is impossible.

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    • If we say it is impossible, it will be. We all have to be honest, and that means everyone. While Wilmington isn’t even close to where I live, there is a trickle down effect all over the state, especially in Dover. It may never be solved 100%, but if all sides are able to present their issues fairly and honestly, you would be surprised what can happen.

      When our forefathers created America, it wasn’t an easy task. Many people were not on board with becoming independent. It took months, with both sides arguing back and forth for hours on end, every day, for change to happen. What shouldn’t happen is the ones that are most in need compromise to the point where it looks great on the surface but just sets it up to happen all over again.

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    • lastDEconservative

      ” … no matter what.”

      Oh, really. ‘No matter what’ except for removing the bad actors, excluding the unwilling and/or unable, eh, candidate?

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  12. Society brought murder to the school. Yet another reason to make snarky, uninformed comments about free dental for life.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Okay, John, just for you. You are correct, -society- brought murder to the school. For you and Break, my other old pal absent discernment like yourself, free dental for life is one aspect of the failed society you yourself cite. It is not the disease, it is but one symptom. And since you both lack enough discernment to see beyond your noses, I’ll remind you again, FDFL is allegorical, an analogy. In the case of the Writings of last, it is also a McGuffin, one of the most effective of several I am wont to employ. Grow up.

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    • lastDEconservative

      “Society brought murder to the school.” Rather simplistic, but correct on its face. Once again, the test is, “what’s really going on here?” Once again, the failing will be NOT addressing the test question. Bring your lawn chair, the parade of Kwacko-esque founders of the feast will be too long to view in comfort standing. The progenitors of the mayhem will preen and harrumph and wring their hands in hypocritical empathy with those living with the demise of the society said progenitors have created. And, once again, thanks to a hundred years of successful progressivism, exemplified no better than by the diminution of classroom schooling (not education) to its current state, our current perpetrators of destruction will “get away with it.” They will appoint a commission, set up a study group, congratulate themselves, pose for the sycophantic media, and return to regularly scheduled programming.

      Cue the perps …

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  13. LDEC, you ask me to grow up when you continue with snarky comments, all the while my profession starts at $37,000/year. I’m afraid your arguments are weak. And yes, I know what a McGuffin is. You really should find those letters of transit. And I have a really small nose, just like Dwight Shrute. Stop talking about the size of my nose.

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