Monthly Archives: January 2018

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OMG! Rep Ramone! Check the chlorine level in your pool! HB 236

House Bill 236

149th General Assembly (Present)

Bill Progress

Current Status:

House Administration 6/15/17

What happens next?

Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.

Bill Details

Introduced on:

6/15/17

Primary Sponsor:

Ramone

Additional Sponsor(s):

 

Co-Sponsor(s):

Sen. Walsh 
Reps. KeeleyKentonMulrooneyParadeeM. Smith

Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF A STATE DANCE.

Original Synopsis:

This bill removes the expiration date and designates Maypole dancing as the official dance of Delaware.

Volume Chapter:

N/A

Fiscal Note/Fee Impact:

Not Required

Effective Date:

Takes effect upon being signed into law

I remember the Maypole dance from the 50’s. When was the last time a school in Delaware had a Maypole dance?

Mike, the Delaware state dance should be the Wall Street Shuffle 🙂

Published on Feb 17, 2012

HB 278 reducing school board terms from 5 years to 4 is a roll of the dice

House Bill 278

149th General Assembly (Present)

Bill Progress

Current Status:

House Education 12/14/17
What happens next?

Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.

Bill Details

Introduced on:

12/14/17

Primary Sponsor:

Additional Sponsor(s):

Sen. Sokola 

Co-Sponsor(s):

Sen. Townsend 
Reps. JaquesLynnRamoneK. Williams

Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SCHOOL BOARDS.

Original Synopsis:

This Act changes the term of a school board member from 5 years to 4 years. While longer board member terms enable school board members to have more years as experienced board members, this must be weighed against the goal of providing the community with sufficient opportunities to run for school boards, and to replace school board members. In addition, shorter board member terms can increase the number of candidates who run for office, as a longer term can prevent some individuals from choosing to run for this office.

Volume Chapter:

N/A

Fiscal Note/Fee Impact:

Not Required

Effective Date:

Takes effect upon being signed into law

From my school board observations; Those board candidates who have not engaged in the educations and made appearances at school board meetings weighing in on the issues requires move time in office to become seasoned. Those candidates who are engaged in the issues and attend school board meeting a member of the public or a hands on advocate for public education seem to jump in with selves rolled-up and are engaged board members from day-one.

Personally, I would like to see term limits for school board members. Two five-year terms and out! 

Delaware HB 287 calls for equal diplomas for Special Education and Regular Education

Kilroy’s blast from the past post Certificates not diplomas for Special Ed students ? WTF ! Posted on  | 21 Comments |

Nearly six years later we have a compassionate caring legislator Rep Kim Williams leading the charge in legislative hall calling for same high school diploma for Speical ED and Regular ED. Those legsialtors opposing this legisaltion will reveal their cold hearts!  HB 287 needs to be signed into law and effective graduation 2018. Thank you Kim.

House Bill 287

149th General Assembly (Present)

Bill Progress

Current Status:

House Education 1/4/18
What happens next?

Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.

Bill Details

Introduced on:

1/4/18

Primary Sponsor:

Additional Sponsor(s):

Sen. Poore 

Co-Sponsor(s):

Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS.

Original Synopsis:

This Act replaces the term “Certificate of Performance” with “State of Delaware High School Diploma of Modified Performance Standards.” Doing so provides the opportunity for schools to award students who meet the requirements of their Individualized Education Plans (“IEP”) a high school diploma which recognizes the accomplishment of having attained a level of performance that is modified from the State graduation requirements but aligned with their established goals and performance outcomes. This high school diploma will be awarded on the same criteria for which some students with special needs are currently issued a Certificate of Performance. Issuing a Certificate of Performance instead of awarding a diploma has had a negative impact on students’ employment and education opportunities. Under this Act, a student who successfully completes the requirements of his or her IEP will receive a high school diploma, thereby having access to greater career and education opportunities. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Volume Chapter: N/A

Fiscal Note/Fee Impact: Not Required