Wow! I wouldn’t have seen this happening five months ago, but new legislation introduced today by co-sponsors Delaware State Rep. Kim Williams and Senator David Sokola focuses on the fifth attempt at a charter school audit bill in over a year. Williams’ House Bill 186 passed the Delaware House almost a year ago, but when it arrived at the Senate Education Committee, Chair of the Committee Senator Sokola introduced his own charter audit legislation, Senate Bill 171. This led to a lot of back and forth on social media between Sokola and Williams and other sides of each bill.
In the spirit of compromise, it appears the two have come together in the form of House Bill 435, seen below. Will this sail through the House and Senate in the final weeks of the 148th General Assembly and settle the matter once and for all? Time will tell!