• Education Funding Improvement Commission

    Senate Joint Resolution 4

    In June 2015, Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 4 established a Commission to review and make recommendations to modernize and improved Delaware’s system for funding public education. View full legislation here.

    Comments Received To Date (pdf)

Meetings

Materials From Previous Education Funding Task Force and Studies

Committee

  • Delaware SJR 4 requires specific committee members, as determined by the Delaware House and Senate. Committee members or their designees are listed below:

    Members

    Chair
    Darryl Scott

    Two Members of the Senate
    Senator David Sokola
    Senator Gary Simpson

    Two Members of the House
    Representative Earl Jaques
    Representative Ruth Briggs-King

    Controller General
    Michael Jackson - Deputy Controller General

    Secretary of Education
    David Blowman, Deputy Secretary, Department of Education

    Director of Office of Management and Budget
    Brian Maxwell, Deputy Director, OMB

    President of the Delaware State Board of Education
    Barbara Rutt  

    Governor’s Education Policy Advisor
    Lindsay O’Mara

    President of the Delaware State Education Association
    Kristin Dwyer

    Parent, appointed by Delaware Parent Teacher Association
    Ashley Dalzell-Gray

    One Superintendent, appointed by the President of the Chief School Officers Association
    Heath Chasanov, Superintendent, Woodbridge School District

    One Superintendent of a Vocational Technical District appointed by President of the Chief School Officers Association
    Vicki Gehrt, Superintendent, New Castle County Vocational Technical District

    One traditional public school administration employed at school with high population of at risk students, appointed by the Delaware Association of School Administrators
    Kevin Carson

    One charter school leader employed at school with high population of at risk students, appointed by the Delaware Charter Schools Network
    Sally Maldonado

    One local school board member, appointed by the Delaware School Board Association
    Walter Gilefski

    Council Chair of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
    Robert Overmiller

    One business representative, appointed by the Governor
    Rod Ward

    One member of a community organization serving students in poverty, appointed by the Governor
    Ray Jones Avery

    One member of a community organization serving students learning English
    Claudia Porretti

    Three community members with special knowledge of education finance or special ability to contribute to discussion, appointed by Governor
    Ed Ratledge
    Madeleine Bayard
    Mark Stellini
    Kevin Carson 

    Support Resources 

    Donna Johnson – Delaware State Board of Education
    Tina Shockley - Delaware Department of Education