Last month, the Delaware Department of Education held a series of Community Conversations surrounding the mandates of Senate Bill #172. The legislation requires the DOE to come up with a uniform method of allowing the public to compare finances between schools. It is a cumbersome and large task. It is also required by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The DOE solicited public comment and boy did they get it!
I still go with the “every penny” scenario. As in, I won’t be satisfied until we can see how every penny in public education is spent. I’m pretty sure the folks at Rodel and DelawareCAN already have their claws into this and will make sure whatever comes out fits their own agendas.