Governor Jack Markell is hosting a dinner at Woodburn Mansion in Dover tonight for all the legislators and their families. Meanwhile, the Board of Education for Christina School District is having their third board meeting in 15 days to go over the Memorandum of Understanding for each of their three priority schools.
The dichotomy here is amazing. How much money does it cost for a dinner at a mansion with 200 people in attendance? How many of the low-income students in these schools could be fed for a month with those kinds of funds? I highly doubt Markell ordered Taco Bell for everyone.
Meanwhile, Mike Matthews reported the following on Facebook:
This should be fun. Mark your calendars: There will be a Joint Education Committee meeting in Dover on Wednesday, January 21. I’m told that because education has been such a hot topic that both houses of the legislature will be joining forces to get an update from DoE on any host of hot messes going on right now.
That might be a meeting worth going to if it is open for the public. As of right now there is no notice of this meeting on http://legis.delaware.gov/LEGISLATURE.NSF/?open but I’m sure that will change.
I caught the tail-end of the swearing-in ceremony for the Delaware State Representatives. It was a packed house with no actual legislation discussed. I expect they will be seeing me around Legislative Hall quite a bit during the next six months.
I expect final decisions will be made by the DOE and Governor Markell within the next week on the six priority schools in Red Clay Consolidated and Christina School Districts.
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At least one state legislator knows where it’s at… Thanks Bryan Townsend, for being with us at the CSD board meeting!
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And what is going on up there?
Paul Baumbach is here too!
So far nothing. There is a resolution to table the debate…I’m wondering if we’ll get any real info.
Who put that resolution up? Why would they even want to table the debate? Sounds like some tension up there!
It’s already tense.
I can only imagine.
Mr. Young is asking very good, pointed questions about the differences between the negotiated plans and charter school aspects. Keep up with Matthews on Twitter for better commentary 🙂
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All legislative committee meetings are open to the public. They are, by definition, public hearings for bills and presentations.
I’m a recent Legislative Hall kind of guy, so thanks for the info!
Find meeting agenda on the link above by clicking meeting notices in the left hand column and then Senate or House committees.