The Delaware State Board of Education has their monthly meeting today at 1pm. On the agenda was a presentation by the Special Education Strategic Plan Officer Matthew Korobkin. That presentation has been postponed. Yesterday, the Delaware Department of Education, disability groups, and district and charter special education directors, along with other stakeholders, met to discuss progress on the strategic plan. Delaware State Rep. Kim Williams also attended the meeting, along with many other meetings in this process. The entire group realized there were still many things to iron out in the process.
Last month, citizens were invited to participate in public comment sessions for special education in Delaware. Meetings were held in each county. The Special Education Strategic Plan was inserted into the epilogue language for the Delaware State Budget for FY2015 and work began on the plan in November of 2014. The plan was originally slated to be finalized at the end of this year. After hearing the concerns of stakeholders, Secretary Godowsky opted to postpone the presentation and hear more from stakeholder groups to establish a defined plan represented by all voices.