SJR #4 – Education Funding Improvement Commission – Update

Appointments from the House and Senate were completed in August and September.

ESTABLISHING THE EDUCATION FUNDING IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION TO REVIEW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO MODERNIZE AND IMPROVE DELAWARE’S SYSTEM FOR FUNDING PUBLIC EDUCATION.

View the entire bill, click here – SJR #4.

While Delaware is deeply committed to preparing every child to reach his or her full potential and succeed in the new economy, the State will not be able to build a world-class education system for its children without modernizing the 70-year-old education funding system. This Joint Resolution establishes the Education Funding Improvement Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of Delaware’s public education funding system and make recommendations to modernize and strengthen the system. The Commission will include stakeholders from across the education system and will submit a report and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly no later than March 31, 2016.

Membership Information 

Membership: Appointing Authority:
Chair Governor
Two Senate Members (1 from each caucus) President Pro Tempore
Two House Members (1 from each caucus) Speaker of House
Controller General
Secretary of Education
Director of Office of Management and Budget
President of Delaware State Board of Education
President of Delaware State Education Assoc.
One parent Delaware Parent Teaacher Assoc.
One superintendent President of the Chief School Officers Assoc.
One superintendent Vocational Technical District President of Chief School Officers Assoc.
One traditional public school administrator employed at a school with high population of at-risk students. Delaware Assoc. of School Administrators
One charter school leader employed at school with a high population of at-risk students Delaware Charter Schools Network
One local school board member Delaware School Board Assoc.
Council Chair of Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
One business representative Governor
One member of community organization serving student in poverty Governor
One member of community organization serving students learning English.
Governor

Appointee Information 

Appointee: Appointed by: Appointment Date:
Rep. Earl Jaques Speaker of House 08/12/2015
Rep. Ruth Briggs Speaker of House 08/12/2015
Sen. David Sokola President Pro Tempore 09/15/2015
Sen. F. Gary Simpson President Pro Tempore 09/15/2015

Minutes, Reports & Information 

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