On October 28th, the Delaware Senate will have a rare out of legislative session to reconvene for a confirmation hearing for the Governor Markell appointed Secretary of Education, Dr. Steven Godowsky. The meeting will be held at Legislative Hall in Dover in the Senate Chamber at 2:30pm.
It would be really great if the House could come in the day before and override Governor Markell’s veto of House Bill 50, that way the reconvened Senate could just vote on it the same day as Godowsky’s confirmation hearing. But I can’t see this happening at this point in time. I posted an article earlier today for questions to submit to the Delaware Senate to ask Dr. Godowsky. This is a time when parents, teachers, and everyday citizens can make an impact. Please let me know any questions you have and I will make certain the Delaware Senate gets them.
Governor Markell appointed Dr. Godowsky when Mark Murphy resigned from the Secretary position. His last day was September 30th. Dr. Godowsky has been visible of late. He attended the first Wilmington Education Improvement Commission meeting, the final meeting of the Accountability Framework Working Group, and the last State Board of Education meeting in September.
Once again, I pray Godowsky is not just a Secretary who will do whatever Governor Markell says. We need change in Delaware, and for those who have stood up for Dr. Godowsky, I really hope your words come true.