The Learning Disabilities Association of Delaware (LDADE) is holding a seminar for parents on February 10th, 2021 from 7:00-8:30pm. The speakers will include Fern Goldstein (President of LDADE), Maureen Keeney (former Delaware State Education Association President), and Caitlin McAndrews (Special Education Attorney from McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse, and Ryan P.C.). Having been to these they are an excellent resource for parents wondering if their child might have a learning disability. They are also good for parents of already identified special education students. It is always important for parents to know everything they can about the law with special education. Whether a student is on an IEP or a 504 Plan, there are laws attached to these programs. Parents are always the best advocate for their children!
Multiple sources are telling me that Patrik Williams, Superintendent of the Smyrna School District, will be resigning before the district’s special board meeting tonight. Rumors are also circulating around staff members crafting a vote of no confidence in Williams’ ability to lead the district.
This is following the events of last week when State Senator David Lawson connected with folks in the district asking for Williams to resign. Tonight their Board of Education will meet in a special meeting with the sole item on their agenda:
SMYRNA SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Board will entertain a motion to adjourn to Executive Session to address a personnel issue.
***This issue arose suddenly and cannot be deferred to a regular meeting of the Board. It is anticipated the Board will adjourn from Executive Session and not return to Open Session.
Updated, 10:34pm: There has been no word about anything from the Smyrna Board of Education’s Executive Session tonight. If Williams did resign I’m guessing it would be announced tomorrow. If he didn’t it will be business as usual… until the next board meeting.