Author: Brian Stephan

A dad, husband, and public education supporter. Serving on Christina School District’s Citizens’ Budget Oversight Committee since 2013. Co-chair of Christina’s 2016 Referendum Committee.

Often found lurking at Christina’s Board of Ed meetings, furiously Tweeting and wielding my +15 Memes of Comedic Relief melee weapon to try and explain what’s going on.

I have to make it fun, or you’ll just cry.

Trying to be knowledgable about all things public education in Delaware; finances, operations, laws and spread understandable information to everyone. If you see me, say hi.

Education General Assembly

Additional Thoughts on Consolidation Task Force Meeting

During introductions, we did not hear the affiliation “parent” more than a half-dozen times. That’s a big problem since parents are directly affected by changes to the education system because, as you might guess, their children experience the changes first-hand when they occur. We don’t even know how the task force members were selected or appointed. They were just…there. That’s also a problem.

Education General Assembly

Two Sides to the Same District

Christina is the only district affected by HS1. In any other District in the state, students may apply for admissions to any charter in their district and the school may exercise their admissions preference to grant admissions to “internal” district students before considering¬†students from outside districts.

Education

On Colonial’s Referendum and Its Impacts

To often when we talk about school referendums here in Delaware, the conversation divorces funding from the people whom the funding ultimately supports. It becomes a “thing”, and a personal one. Money. We tend not to fully translate the effects of funding cuts to the impact it has on people in our schools. People who live and breathe Colonial School District and the work it does lost their jobs. THOSE are the kind of people our schools need.