House Bill 28, submitted today by primary sponsors, Delaware State Representative Kim Williams and State Senator Patricia Blevins, would put a halt to an inequity in funding when a charter school student transfers to a public school district after the September 30th count. This bill is now in the hands of the House Education Committee. Let’s get this one passed Delaware! State Rep Williams is on a roll and we are only a week and a half in!
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8 thoughts on “Delaware House Bill 28 Submitted To End Distasteful Funding Which Benefits Charter Schools”
So glad to see this bill!
Going to leave you the same comment I left kilroy –
How about district to charter? or district to district? or mid-year transfers to DAP from anywhere? If we want to believe that money follows the students, then it needs to follow them everywhere and all the time. While some may like to think of this bill as a way to end the “money grab,” it could actually mean significantly more to children across the state. Hoping to see some great amendments here!
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Completely agree with Elizabeth! If the money follows the child, as it should, the bill must address all changes. District to charter, district to district, and make sure it addresses the students that change from vo-tech to traditional district as well (and vice versa).
I will add that yes, yes, yes this must be comprehensive and cover that all money shall move with a child where and when ever the child moves. Pro rate.
I assumed it did. Then yes, fairness and equity for all!
um, kevin, if you “assumed it did” require parity, then why did you choose the headline “distasteful funding which benefits charter schools?” Cause, as it stands, that distasteful funding benefits any school. #letthe$followthekids
Because the school districts just do it, whereas the charters don’t. I happen to know this for a fact, at least down where I am. I can’t speak for up north. It is distasteful that charters wouldn’t naturally do this. I know a charter that expelled several students after the Sept. 30th count. Did they hand over the money for the funding they received for those students? That’s why this needs to be written into law. Not as a “should” but a “shall”.
I know of at least 2 up north who do not send prorated funds after sept 30. Guess everyone has their own policy. As long as there is pArity, this bill could really help a lot of families find appropriate mid year placements.