Understanding Education Funding Cuts

Blue Delaware

Shameless plug for tonight’s meeting of Christina’s Citizens Budget Oversight Committee Meeting: 6:30pm @ Gauger-Cobbs Middle School 50 Gender Rd, Newark, DE.

It’s a rough time right now in public education. Massive cuts in state funding have sent Districts into a panicked frenzy trying to figure out how to mitigate the cuts, if it’s even possible. Governor Carney’s proposal would see $37 million in funding for public education be scrapped as one of the measures to help balance Delaware’s lopsided budget. Current projections put the State $395 million in the hole. We still have a couple DEFAC and JFC meetings to go and it’s entirely possible that number could change.

What’s not going to change though is the fact that the budget and any proposed cuts are now in the hands of the General Assembly. The members of which are considerably easier to approach and communicate with than our Governor or anyone in…

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