The Red Clay and Christina School Districts responded quickly and definitively to the new legislation kicking the can down the road for the redistricting plan with no guarantees of funding and asking for more planning.
The Wilmington Education Improvement Commission’s redistricting plan is dead. Not officially, but close enough. Two bills introduced by the Delaware Senate basically say “We aren’t going to approve the plan but we are going to kick the can down the road.”
The two new bills, Senate Joint Resolution #17 and Senate Bill #300 hold about as much clout as a snowflake in July. If I were the advocates for WEIC, I would feel very insulted. These legislators need to get some gumption and either vote yes or no. Jea Street is going to sue you. He has been adamant about that. Tony Allen is going to be very angry about this. And Governor Markell? What’s his stance? Does it matter at this point? Not really. Quack-quack.
And so WEIC ends, not with a bang, but with legislative whimpers.Del