Another major thorn in the side of Christina School District residents continues to be the very wasteful, $22 Million Pencader Building debacle. And with that issue still fresh in the minds of many voters, one resident raised the following question: Christina School District has 24 principals for 26 schools because they don’t meet a state requirement
At a Christina School District Tax Hike Referendum Town Hall on 3/16/2016, we raised the question, “How much are district taxpayers paying to consultants?” No clear answer was given since specific numbers were not available at the meeting, but the presenter assured us that the category of “consultant” was very broad and widely used by the
There is no doubt that finding good, clear and actual information about any aspect of Delaware’s education system is like trying to find little needles within acres of haystacks. And that’s probably by design. But on the cost per pupil confusion, we wanted to give it another try, especially sympathizing with the stress exhibited by
Contrary to school board member John Young’s protest, our assertion that property owners in the Christina School District have seen their school taxes go up 25% in the last 5 years is not completely unfounded. The resident who brought this to our attention took the time to sample some properties in the district using the
More reactions coming in about the Christina School District Referendum on March 23rd. Sign our petition and voice your opinion here. “Is the Newark High School athletic director (not a teaching position) still receiving a teacher’s salary for a $6,200.00 per year EPER position?” ~ Jenny in Newark “I’m 53 and disable if taxes going
Brandywine School District will be conducting a property tax hike referendum on March 23rd. One part of the referendum is to maintain a tax increase from a previous referendum that was due to sunset this year. If it does, Brandywine district residents will see a property tax reduction. The other part of the referendum is
More and more reactions are pouring in from residents of the Christina School District on being forced to vote for a third time in just two years on a tax hike referendum. Here are more of the responses we’re receiving: “I just read the article in the News Journal’s DelawareOnline. I voted AGAINST the previous two
One FSL, Inc member in the Christina School District sent us the text of their opinion letter sent to the News Journal. Will it get printed? “I urge the residents of The Christina School District (CSD) to vote no in the March 23rd referendum. The problem within CSD is poor leadership, bad financial management, and excessive
Residents of the Christina School District are reacting to the news that they will be forced to vote for a third time in just two years on a tax hike referendum. Here are some of the responses we’ve received so far: “We are living on an extremely tightly fixed income, brought on by a catastrophic
Letter from a Christina School District resident: Here is the Smyrna district financial report for last year [Click Here for Document]. They had 5279 students. The report is a bit tough to follow because expenses appear to be split by the type of money used to pay it (state, local, federal). A couple of things
On March 23rd, Christina School District is conducting a third tax hike referendum vote to increase property taxes by over 20%. Did your income increase by 20% last year? If not, please sign our Stop the Referendum petition here. Last year, we found that over 100 bureaucrats and administrators in this school district had salaries
Christina School District Referendum Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 CLICK HERE for the New Castle County Web Page Where to Vote – You may vote in this election if you: Show proof of identity and address; Are a U.S. and Delaware citizen; Are at least 18 years old; and Live in the Christina School District People
The Christina School District refuses to listen to parents, teachers and other residents in prioritizing cuts to balance the budget. The school board has put forth a third referendum proposal that is the wrong answer for the residents and future of our schools. The district continues to fund unnecessary and unwanted federal initiatives while proposing
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A second referendum to increase school taxes for Christina School District will be held on May 27, 2015. A public forum to discuss the budget will be held on March 31 from 2:00–6:00 p.m. and 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Gauger-Cobbs Middle School: 50 Gender Rd, Newark, DE 19713.