Tonight at a full Delaware PTA meeting, members overwhelmingly voted for a resolution passing parent opt out in Delaware. They are also fully supporting House Bill 50, the parent opt out legislation introduced by State Rep. John Kowalko and State Senator Dave Lawson in February. They are also sending PTA Members to the Parent Press Conference outside Legislative Hall on April 1st to discuss these matters.
The Delaware PTA held their meeting at the Eden Support Services Building in the Christina School District with many members in attendance. Yvonne Johnson with the Delaware PTA said “We are happy that parents are using their voices and using their right to make the choice. Parents are much more educated on the issues now and if parents are confused about these issues, they should definitely educate themselves.” Johnson said there were quite a few parents on the fence, but voted for the resolution after hearing the pros and cons of the issue. There was one sole no vote at the meeting.
More details will be announced tomorrow in an official press release from the Delaware PTA.