The full budget bill for Fiscal Year 2019 came out yesterday as Delaware Senate Bill #235. It is an interesting budget. The Delaware Teacher Center is back! Teachers up and down the state will be thrilled about that. The Charter School Transportation Slush Fund is still around. Each year, State Rep. John Kowalko introduces an amendment to have it removed and each year the votes for it increase. Will this year be when they finally pass it? Read the full FY2019 budget bill below!
The Delaware Teacher Center, founded in 1981, has been forced into an unwinnable situation. Because of being cut from the FY2018 budget for Delaware, they have no funding. They posted the following message on Facebook. Expect more of this folks.
What did they do?
The Teacher Center provides two main services to Delaware educators 1.) a statewide program of workshops, conferences, and community services and 2.) nine centers statewide where teachers can create free instructional materials.
In an era of digital and personalized learning, the importance of teachers is being diminished. It will happen fast when it is fully implemented. Beware the things you think are being co-opted by certain organizations. They aren’t what you think they are!