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

Meetings will be posted on the delaware.gov public calendar , the Department of Education’s website and here:

Monday, November 2, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Next Meeting - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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