77 Teachers On The Chopping Block For Christina School District, Increased Classroom Sizes As Well!

The “Shared Sacrifice” proposed by Delaware Governor John Carney is now going to result in massive layoffs in Delaware school districts.  Christina School District just made public a recommendation from their Chief Financial Officer to cut 77 teachers and increase classroom sizes within their district.  This is in response to Governor Carney’s god-awful and horrible budget proposal.  You know, the one that shifts the blame from the state and on to local school boards to increase taxes.  The one where the Richey Rich crowd of Delaware pay a little bit more in taxes but so does everyone.  The one where the low-income and middle class get screwed.  The one where students will suffer because our state government can’t ever seem to figure out what is best for kids.

Say the General Assembly doesn’t pass the budget with Carney’s proposed budget.  The district still has to let teachers know their hiring decisions this month.  So even if Carney’s budget doesn’t pass, the district could still lose those teachers as they would be forced to look elsewhere for employment next year.  But it will be tougher because most of the districts will be going through this.  I imagine even the charters will feel the bite of this as well.  Not a good time in Delaware these days.  Welcome to Christina School District Richard Gregg!

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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!

9 thoughts on “77 Teachers On The Chopping Block For Christina School District, Increased Classroom Sizes As Well!”

    1. New Castle County has $50.5 million in delinquent school taxes, yet this is never discussed.

      Our legislators have reduced education funding that directly impacts on our classrooms, our school boards should provide a list of the cuts and the amount, this will provide information for residents to discuss with legislators.


  1. I’m going to do something that I rarely ever do… I am going to Thank John Young and Harrie Ellen Minnehan (in the same sentence, no less) for both refusing to participate the “Serial Board Meeting” that SuperGregg attempted to cajole out of the board. Hey Gregg, stop following Bob’s playbook and start leading.


    1. In that case, I thank all the board members who defied the request to commit a FOIA violation. I had heard of two. But, if there are others, I have am grateful to them for putting the sunlight first. Please share my gratitude with them.


  2. Someone needs to do their job and go after the unpaid school taxes, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! AND, stop giving money to companies like Bloom Energy, who don’t create jobs. To date 4 jobs in Delaware and 26 in Sunnyvale, CA. THAT MONEY COULD BE GOING TO THE SCHOOLS!


    1. All things considered, Bloom Energy is a property tax payer for Christina. They’re replacing some of the lost revenue when the old Chrysler Plant was bought by UD. If they weren’t there, that would be one less revenue source for schools.


  3. Imagine 35+ students and one teacher in a space too small to comfortably hold them. Is there any other profession that asks this? This is not an environment conducive to learning. Additionally, we have a government telling teachers which curriculum they should teach, and how they should implement it. Students are not Robots. Some children enter kindergarten having already completed the “Magic Tree House” series, while other children do not know how to read. It is impossible to teach all of these students using the same technique, or the common core. Students need more than a lesson plan to learn. They need time to play, exercise, and compassion. So now Christina school district increases class size again. The school board, superintendents, and treasurers need to look at the whole budget. For instance what is the commonon core, testing, and top administration costing the budget? Education should be about the students not all the people providing the education. Most teachers are in the profession because they love and understand children. With class sizes so large most of their time is spent on classroom management which is a component of teaching, but not the most important part of teaching. Put the children first, and allow teachers to teach. With class sizes growing we are fostering a nation of students who cannot read, write, or do arithmetic.


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