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HB213 – No More School Funding Referendums

Finally, this bill will do away with these repetitive low voter turnout funding referendums and instead creates a mechanism by which school boards may increase funds for a school district without a referendum.

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LOCAL SCHOOL TAXES.


UPDATED: 6/15/17
SPONSORS: Jaques, Sokola, Townsend, Baumbach
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HISTORY:  Placed in the House Education Committee on 6/6/17/
STATUS: Awaiting consideration in committee.
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4 comments on “HB213 – No More School Funding Referendums

  1. WOW, this gives the fox, the keys to the hen house! Are these people nuts!!!

  2. Point of Order

    I think, perhaps, it would make members of your school board responsible for their decisions. A long overdue refinement, in my opinion. In addition, there would be more scrutiny into the actual positions of board members, and to their political loyalties. One could hope.

    • That’s one way to view it. Another is that this takes away the sole forum in which voters participate directly in funding decisions. Delaware already is the only state that makes no provision for either issue-based statewide referendums or citizen-initiated legislative bills.

      Also, in what way are school board members not responsible for their decisions now?

  3. mikem2784

    How about we just get rid of the excessive number of school districts with all of the redundant administration and fund equally across the state?

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