Another angle ! Nope ! Police made the right choice
Another angle ! Nope ! Police made the right choice
Dec 13, 2016 – General Business Session
Naming of Interim Superintendent
For the record when I refer to DSEA I am not referring to a particular person! I am not referring to dues paying teachers! I am referring to an internal leadership structural that broke under political pressure! Governor Jack Markell is an egotistic self-serving individual that caused great harm to Delaware Public School system And yes he made deals no one could refused!
Sadly we all pray incoming Delaware Governor John Carney support less intrusive government and the end to Common Core Standards.
When doing a job—any job—one must feel that he owns it, and act as though he will remain in the job forever. He must look after his work just as conscientiously, as though it were his own business and his own money. If he feels he is only a temporary custodian, or that the job is just a stepping stone to a higher position, his actions will not take into account the long-term interests of the organization. His lack of commitment to the present job will be perceived by those who work for him, and they, likewise, will tend not to care. Too many spend their entire working lives looking for their next job. When one feels he owns his present job and acts that way, he need have no concern about his next job. by Admiral Rickover
Odessa National Golf Club owes $500K+ in school taxes to Appoquinimink as district seeks referendum By Amy Cherry 11:14pm, December 4, 2016 – Updated 11:23pm,
More than $50 million is owed in back taxes to New Castle County’s six school districts–money that could be used to help fund what many are calling an under-funded and broken education system.
Appoquinimink is owed more than $3 million, according to county figures from Sept. 30, 2016, which was the latest data available, provided in a Freedom of Information request. That’s the least amount owed in school taxes for the six school districts in New Castle County; however, it’s also home to one of the largest single tax scofflaws.
Plan to help at-risk Wilmington youth coming soon Jessica Masulli Reyes , The News Journal
The report found that indicators including repeated exposure to violence and shootings, high dropout rates in high school, unemployment and maltreatment as a child were constants in individuals that would go on to commit gun violence. The CDC suggested that it is possible to stop an individual from becoming violent by identifying them based on the indicators and intervening early.
In order to determine what early intervention services will work best in the community, a Community Advisory Council was created in March to support the efforts of DHSS. The council includes representatives from the faith community, community leaders, scholars, school officials, students and the Police Department.
Forest Oak, Brandywine Springs and Cooke needs waivers. Some other schools met class size via push-in support (push-in sounds like some bullshit scheme). It would cost the district about little over $500,000.00. Board member Adriana Bohm voices serious concerns with not meeting class-size cap. Glad to see a board member give some push-back!
OK Kilroy, KO has got lot’s of posts about this topic and it’s really funny that he’s using the same arguments AGAINST IRSD as many did here in NCC against CSD’s referendum. His history of disclosing identities precludes posting there. He is literally criticizing IRSD for mishandling of district funds and suggesting the public withhold support for their referendum. Wait, isn’t that what many residents did in CSD and weren’t they criticized for penalizing the students?? You need to call him up and tell him he’s arguing the same point CSD residents’ had only this time it’s someone else’s district and he isn’t friends with the board members. Mishandling and Mis-prioritization of district money. I’d say he’s a little too close to the older ‘Pugsley’ CSD school board member and his fellow board member, ‘Tuesday’, for his own good to be objective. Drain the swamp at CSD, drain it at IRSD.
What I don’t see in your point, is how putting the funding issue into the hands of the legislature would prevent districts from continuing to play fast and loose with the money. The legislators are removed even further from the sordid details of district exclusions, payments, and transfer payments. The crux of the argument is ‘accountability’. If the administrators and board were held legally accountable for misdirection, mishandling, and failure to comply with said goals of referendums, we wouldn’t have as many shenanigans. If the super of IRSD goes to jail, maybe other supers would be less inclined to dabble in the gray areas. If the last 4 supers from CSD were found criminally guilty of obfuscating their fiduciary duty by withholding funds from charters, maybe residents wouldn’t be so cynical. If board members were held legally bound to fund what is stated in referendums, maybe they wouldn’t let supers run amok. They’d whistle blow. Wait… DE state residents keep voting Dems into office who put Dems in charge of DOE who are in collusion with DSEA unions who cajole board members. hmmm, who to whistle-blow on when they are all in on the game.
The real issue is state ed. employees, gov’t employees and our legislators are not legally bound to their choices. They can make financially inappropriate decisions and then blame it on everyone else. New Jersey legislators funded schools and the unions, so much that most of their budget is now unfunded liabilities OR they have school taxes comparable to private school tuition. They are never to blame, it’s always ‘the system’, there’s always a scapegoat and the public scratches its head; “what does it take for them to do go to jail”. Will Hil(liar)y go to jail for breaking federal law? Will she be held responsible for not sending people in to protect our Libyan emissaries? What does it matter, right? They’re dead! Taxpayers are dead tired of the BS.
Educational funding has been redistributed, bungled and mismanaged for decades and now 30-40% are fed up getting no service while paying the bulk of the bills. No one has gone to jail. The legislature will not fix this and they’ll continue to fund ventures that fail. It’s in their nature: Bloom, Fiskar, Wind turbines, RTTT, SBAC, Common core tests, etc. Start investing educational dollars in students who appreciate and will provide some form of educational return vs. rewarding bad behavior or poor academic performance. That isn’t elitist, that’s simply the reality of rewarding students/ parents who put forth effort vs. rewarding students for inappropriate behavior. You want more funding for schools, show they are providing value don’t cry the charter’s are skimming. They wouldn’t be ‘skimmed’ if the residents felt they were getting an educational value. Legislators are disinclined to offer any penalty to dysfunctional school performance. Maybe school boards and supers need to be disbanded/ criminalized by the auditor or law enforcement for financial stupidity.
Fight for ALL students not just the ones that Social Warriors believe ‘deserve’ support.
Delaware education conference focuses on achievement gap Matthew Albright , The News Journal
The past few years’ education reforms have not done enough to help disadvantaged children catch up, so Delaware’s education system should make “closing the achievement” gap a top priority.
That was a theme that ran throughout the Vision Coalition conference Monday, an annual event that draws some of the state’s most influential school leaders and experts. And where was the “voice of
Like much of the country, Delaware focused many of the past few years on setting high expectations for students with the Common Core academic standards and on holding schools and their staff accountable for how kids performed, often measuring success with standardized tests
Susan Bunting, superintendent of Indian River School District in Sussex County, talked about “Project Village,” a program her district created to help low-income 3- and 4-year-olds get their reading skills up to speed before entering school.
Indian River has a high percentage of students who are learning English as a second language, and Bunting said the project helped those students overcome the hurdles that come with that. But there was no mechanism for her to pay for the program without spending money designed to pay for a classroom teacher.
The coalition of city leaders and school officials has said so-called “weighted funding” is key to improving the city’s educational woes. But they’ve also said this is not a Wilmington-only problem, and that downstate districts like Indian River need extra resources as well.