Christina Board of Education Has Opt Out Resolution On Their Agenda

On Tuesday, March 10th, the Christina School District Board of Education will have a huge meeting to discuss not only the agreement with the DOE on the priority schools, but also a resolution concerning parent opt out of standardized testing.  Board member Elizabeth Paige said “I have written the resolution to say that there should be no repercussions for students.”

Ironically, the Smarter Balanced Assessment starts the very same day in Delaware, but many parents have already opted their children out already.  For Christina parents, they appreciate the show of support by the board just for having this on their agenda.  As this is the last item on the agenda, and there will be much discussion about priority schools early, plan on a late evening but come early to give public comment about the board’s proposed resolution.

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

7 thoughts on “Christina Board of Education Has Opt Out Resolution On Their Agenda”

      1. My son came home last night and told me they were starting then. My mom went into the office this morning with my opt out letter and asked exactly when the testing started in order to confirm and was told by the Secretary that 6th grade started Friday during ELA. He was correct He told his ELA teacher yeaterday that his mom didn’t want him taking the test and she told him that he didn’t have a choice that he would have to take it.

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  1. This may be the interim SBAC testing that is starting now. Don’t let the term “interim” fool you. The SBAC developer did not have the interims ready at the interim dates, so many of the districts are requiring them prior to the “real” SBAC (the summative).

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  2. My kids are in middle school in Christina (6th &7th) and 7th grade took the practice test today. My kids didn’t take it because they’ve been opted out. I emailed their teachers the day we gave the principal the letter just to give them a heads up and they said no problem & just to make sure they bring a book or something to keep them busy. I think the real test starts next week.

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