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!