I don’t know what is going on with our school board, but I encourage parents to follow this link below to find out what is happening between our teachers and administration, and how their decisions will affect our children’s learning.
It appears the administration and teachers are not communication; this is not good.
Negotiating is a system of trying to strike a deal in which both sides must give in order to reach a compromise. Rarely does each side give an equal amount, one side usually comes out with a little more.
In order to keep us from going to a nuclear war I imagine the U.S. gave up a little more. But to achieve peace isn’t it worth the price for peace and good faith?
First thing on the news this morning House Republicans including Paul Ryan indicated they wanted more and would risk not giving in and going to war. Haven’t we lost enough Americans?
We are now able to have daily inspections and allowed to do selected inspections without notice. Iran is on the spot; if they now do not adhere to the agreement then the U.N and the world will have nothing to say if the U.S. uses force and suspends sanctions.
The deal is for six months only and if Iran balks penalties for this will be severe according to U.S.. officials.
Do you think Iran would survive if they sent up a couple nukes; don’t you think they know what the consequence would be?
Remember the days a few decades back when educators were saying smaller classroom sizes made for better education? Well now educators in Delaware, 12 or 15 eligible districts have requested waivers to allow class sizes larger than the state limit of 22.
Because the school population is growing in most districts, requiring more teachers and additional classrooms and with budget cut backs, and many referendums which have failed to raise taxes for more schools and teacher pay raises, the alternative seems to be larger class sizes.
Seaford, Laurel and Woodbridge are asking for waivers of the law and have scheduled public hearings; Woodbridge and Laurel both list the 20th of this month for the meetings, but the public notice for Woodbridge lists the 20th as Tuesday, the 20th is on a Wednesday, both hearings at 7:00 Seaford’s is scheduled for Monday , November 25th at 6:00.
/strong> Comments will be accepted, but if you are against the change, I suggest you hold your breath. The Superintendents have brainwashed their boards to pass the wavers and they usually do as they are told. The Red Clay school district is the only board that has not voted for the waiver.
Some districts are limited by physical space, others see a large number of students enroll late, and some have trouble paying additional teacher costs.
I can understand most schools with growth asking for the waiver, but all I have heard from the Laurel administration is how many kids are going to choice schools, wiping out their enrollment. With the new schools, it will appear based on their comments, they may be lucky to reach the current classroom limit of 22. I believe with Laurel, Seaford and Woodbridge it is financial.
Delmar’s elementary schools are part of Maryland, so it is not involved in the waver process.
Passing these waivers may give more reason to take kids out of school because of student ratios. Smaller class sizes give teachers more time to reach students one on one and reduce the potential for distraction.
I spoke with Laurel Superintendent John Ewald today and he says a waiver will only affect a couple kindergarten classes, but he would like the option of using the waiver if need be.
He added when he first arrived in Laurel 100 students left Laurel, and he found himself conducting exit interviews; now he says the tide has turned and this year the enrollment is up; he contributes this to the stability of the school board, the teachers, strong athletic programs and the new school. Parents are saying according to Ewald they want their kids to be a part of the community.
We have been told the Laurel Bulldog football team haa a good chance of winning the conference next year. An inexperienced Laurel Bulldog football team took it on the chin this year winning only two games, their last two in what coaches called a ‘rebuilding year’, the first losing season for coach Glenn Phillips.
The season was not a total loss in a rebuilding year. We have been told one of the offensive ends pulled in over 1000 yards, and quarterback Alan Lubkiecki threw for a 1000 yards. I understand the Bulldogs have a speedy back, if the blocking will open some holes, who should be a scoring threat for the Dogs.
And I understand two hefty lineman transferred in from N.J. who should open some of those holes for the running back.
Hopefully the young men will keep pumping iron and eat lots of pasta to bulk up for a winning season. Good luck Bulldogs!
A source tells me teachers at the Laurel School District are saying the administration is not making a sincere effort to negotiate a new contract and have taken steps in accordance to their contract.
Their current contract states teachers must report to work 15 minutes early and leave the school by 15 minutes after school lets out. So, the school is empty of teachers 15 minutes after adjournment, no teacher is staying over to do class preparation or speaking to any students who may have questions.
Teachers have said morale is at an all-time low; certainly this incident is not helping.
Government is not known for making common sense decisions; another one is on the way.
WBOC-TV reported last night the Social Security Office in Georgetown will be relocating to Lewes sometime next years. No details of course from the SS office.
The majority of federal state, and country offices and services are located in Georgetown. Why? Because it is the county seat and centrally located for all residents to be served.
Congressman John Carney has his office looking into the reason for the move which makes no sense at all.
I can’t even imagine the hardships our troops endured during the great wars of 1 and 11 and their struggles to survive. Not putting down today’s modern military, but sleeping in a foxhole, or in the jungle with just an M-1 rifle and facing hand to hand combat is a lot different than being miles behind enemy lines while a missile is being launched hundreds of miles away toward the enemy.
Can you imagine jumping off a landing craft, jumping into the water to get to shore, and knowing your chances of landing on the beach amidst machine gun fire alive is slim to none? Or being a tail gunner in a slower moving bomber while facing enemy fire from aircraft; a sitting duck.
There are very few veterans remaining from these two wars; unfortunately many generations will never know their pain nor their pride in serving and giving all for their country.
To ALL who served our country, I give my utmost gratitude for your sacrifice and service. May God Bless you from a grateful country.