Christina Continues To Recruit For District Administrators As Referendum Opponents Seethe

That didn’t take long.  No sooner does a Newark High School principal gets a lofty district position, the district announces two more administrative positions.  Despite librarians not being fully restored even though it was a sort of/kind of referendum promise.  Was this what the referendum was about?  Filling more district slots?  Have the class sizes been reduced in their planning for next year?  Have all support staff been rehired or hired?  Have all school budgets been restored?  Has funding for performing and fine arts been restored?  Does “enhancement” mean the same thing as “more district staff”?  If the answer to all these questions are a resounding yes, then by all means, hire away.  But if you can’t honor the promises made to taxpayers, then don’t complain when they vote no the next time around.




That last one looks tailor made for anyone working in the Delaware Department of Education Accountability unit.  What does the Acting Superintendent do after all those job roles are shifted to someone else?

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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!

4 thoughts on “Christina Continues To Recruit For District Administrators As Referendum Opponents Seethe”

  1. as an initial opponent turned “distressed” yes vote, I find none of this surprising. My objections were the vagueness of “promises”, an unwillingness to detail just how the dollar amount was determined, i.e., how it was to be spent, and the cloudy history of district leadership, in general. I just could not understand how so many people I respected were believers.
    I will return to the classroom expecting nothing different, except increased micro management, increased data collection, increased pressure on already over burdened teachers.

    Have I finally learned to follow my convictions? I hope so.


  2. That first one there, the Assessment Survey Coodinator looks like it’s a teacher salary position not an administration position.


  3. I continue to be concerned about Christina School District. Their classes are too large, the special Ed groups are too large as well. The key to improving education is class size. We do not need more data, tests, or administrators. The money needs go to hiring teachers, lowering class size, and classroom supplies. How long will we continue to approve more money when they cannot see how it needs to be spent.

    If in fact the first job was for a teacher, there should be many more.


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