The Delaware Department of Education’s Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting requested a legal opinion from the Delaware Department of Justice. She wanted to know if the Department could legally enforce local school districts to send non-minor capital improvement match tax funds to Delaware charter schools. What did the DOJ say? Continue reading
Because charter schools are corporations, and Delaware state code states all corporations get a 3/4 majority vote for any budget funding, Senator Colin Bonini introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution #39, which would create a working group to look at this issue.
This is actually a very smart move. The budget bill requires a simple majority vote, but since this bill funds the above-mentioned corporations, the entire budget bill is being looked at. The resolution passed with a unanimous vote in the Delaware Senate.
The group would begin on August 1st, 2015, and the report would be due to Governor Markell by 12/31/15. I’m not exactly sure what this would do for charter schools in particular, as well as Del. State and Univ. of Delaware. Could this group change the way charters are funded? This could be very interesting and one to watch!