Breaking News: Carney & Bunting To Announce Weighted Funding “Phase One”. Let The Education Hunger Games Begin Again.

Weighted Funding System

Next Tuesday, January 15th, Delaware Governor John Carney and Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting will hold a press conference at Legislative Hall to announce a weighted funding system for Delaware students.  Luckily, this blogger got the details of it this evening.  The devil, as they say, is in the details.

Patrik Williams Promoted To Smyrna Superintendent To Replace Outgoing Deborah Wicks

Patrik Williams

Ian Gronau with the Delaware State News is reporting Assistant Superintendent Patrik Williams is the new Superintendent of the Smyrna School District as of June 1st.  Current Superintendent Dr. Deborah Wicks gave her resignation notice to the board last year.

I’ve only written about Patrik Williams one time, and it was a very funny post!  If there is one consistent thing in Delaware education, it is change.  Replacing Williams as Assistant Superintendent is Summerside Elementary School Principal Debbie Judy according to the article.

In regards to the Delaware Education Hunger Games issue (budget deficit) for Smyrna, Williams said the following in the article about that:

It’s going to be a challenge but I will say that we are one of the few districts that are preserving all of our permanent staff. We’re conservative financially and that has put us in a really good spot. We are well prepared to make adjustments.

Good news for Smyrna teachers!  Smyrna is a growing area in Delaware and Williams expressed excitement about that:

If you go down to Rabbit Chase and look at all those houses for instance — we have about 2,000 new housing permits in the district. It’s exciting to envision what that’ll mean for the district.

Congrats to Patrik Williams!  I’m sure his letters regarding Delaware regulations will be more tame with his new role, but I hope he keeps that same fighting spirit!

The Delaware Education Hunger Games Logic Puzzle

Delaware Education Hunger Games

Okay folks, this will be somewhat cryptic, but some moles I have in two different districts are telling me the same thing.  And I’ve heard rumblings of this for quite some time.  Last night I threw up a quick poll to gage whether or not the settlement with the 15 charters schools and Christina School District was fair.  While I didn’t expect a huge turnout, 74% of the 54 voters felt the settlement was not fair as opposed to the 14 who did.  Now comes word that the story isn’t exactly over.  For those who know the education landscape in Delaware, this should be fairly easy to figure out.  Ask questions…I might answer!

The five districts are A, B, C, D, and E

D is not coming to the party or could arrive late

E is not coming to the party

A is at the party but hasn’t partnered with D yet

B, D, and E all did something the past few years but A did not

A likes to take care of their own but E takes care of many

The many got a huge honking Apple Pie from E and now A, B, & C want a piece of the pie, maybe peach, but it’s still a friggin’ pie!

D is in big trouble if they can’t do what B & E did last year

Delaware Governor John Carney is stiffing A, B, C, D, and E along with F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O and P which is the true catalyst for the party and I can’t believe this is even a potential talking point since Carney brought ALL this on and it would be very petty if A, B, and C did this now in the middle of all this.  But it was beyond petty the first time when the many ate the pie.

A, B, C, and E had a recent race but D didn’t have to

Apple pie is yummy except when it has been sitting in a basement for many years

What A, B, and C want is something very similar to what the Delaware DOE demanded from A and E three years ago

E doesn’t belong to an organization that A, B and C belong to

The leader of C was the leader of an advisory group that began with the letter E but has nothing to do with the letter E in this logic puzzle

If Edwin Meese had a C instead of an S and a first name like the eldest Brady Boy, he would need to be the leader of the many in their quest for apple pie

When the many got their apple pie, their was something in the pie that lit the match for The Delaware Education Hunger Games for Governor Carney, how interesting… what timing… almost like looking into a crystal ball…

A guy that ran in the race for A loves the many

All the teachers and educators in A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and the twenty-something a,b,c,d, etc. ALL need to get down to Legislative Hall when the Joint Finance Committee meets for two weeks after this coming week, show up in person, and tell them NOT to pass the proposed budget by Governor Carney.  They need to rise up even though they feel abused and beaten already in many cases and say NO, You can’t keep taking and taking and taking from us without any regard for our lives and the students we are tasked to teach.  They also need to tell their districts to stop shuffling them around, and lobby the legislature to change the ridiculous May 15th deadline when the General Assembly doesn’t pass their budget until a month and a half later!  If they can’t make it, they should blow up the email accounts of every single member of the JFC every day from now until then.

Some of these clues are just thrown in here for amusement

Is robbing Peter to pay Paul the wisest thing to do these days when the Delaware Education Hunger Games are in full session?????