State Board of Education’s Lightning Rod Letter To WEIC Questions Redistricting Plan

Delaware State Board of Education, Wilmington Education Improvement Commission


The Delaware State Board of Education fulfilled their obligation to the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission by providing them a letter regarding their rejection of the final redistricting plan. There are serious questions as to the legality of the State Board’s actions at their meeting on January 21st. But in the meantime, WEIC is meeting tonight to go over the letter and plan their next move. The meeting will begin at 5:30pm at the Red Clay Consolidated School District office on 1502 Spruce Avenue in Wilmington.

Below are the letter the State Board sent to WEIC on 1/31/16 and¬†WEIC’s response letter from the same day.

Appoquinimink School District Responds To Parent Opt Out Issue

Parental Opt-Out of Standardized Testing

I received an email from Lilian Miles, the Public Information Officer with the Appoquinimink School District in regards to the letter the parent received from the district after opting their child out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Ms. Miles informed me in an article earlier today their letter was based on a template provided by the Delaware Department of Education in November, 2014.

Below is the Delaware DOE suggested template sent to school districts and Appoquinimink’s letter sent to parents who have opted their child out of the state assessment.