At the Christina School District Board of Education meeting tonight, the board passed their opt-out policy in a 6-1 vote. This policy closely mirrors House Bill 50, the vetoed but still on life support parent opt-out legislation that Delaware Governor Jack Markell kicked to the curb in July. The same board passed a resolution earlier in the year, but this now makes opt-out a policy in the district. I sincerely hope George Evans takes some time to assess his decision not once, but twice this year, to disrespect parents this way. Hopefully he can come to terms with this before he loses his next school board election and enjoys his last term on this board.
Congratulations to Christina School District for becoming the first district in the First State to have an official opt-out policy! Perhaps others will join in and stop fretting over what the DOE will do. The worst they can do is knock your school down on their ridiculous school report card a grade or two. This is great news is for parents, who should care far more about opt-out then some silly little crappy and hastily designed report card they get from the DOE.
I’m sure this will give the DOE and Markell one more reason to hate the Christina School District, but for parents across the state who are going “Why the hell doesn’t my school district do this”, they will be very envious. Christina needed a big win, and this is it! Stew on that Jack!