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Enrollment Preferences Task Force meeting tonight

January 29, 2014

The last few meetings of the Enrollment Preferences Task Force have been cancelled or postponed for various reasons, but it looks like it is back on track now. The third meeting is tonight at 6:30.

Note the new location in Dover (Townsend Building, Cabinet Room, second floor). Public notice is here.

As a bonus, the Charter/District Collaboration Study Group is meeting in the same room at 4:30, so if you are going to Dover you can make it a two-fer. Public notice is here; no agenda is posted.

At the October meeting of the Enrollment Preferences Task Force, questions were raised about the kinds of questions charters and choice schools were asking on their admission applications prior to their admission decision, and whether those questions were permissible. These discussions were documented here in Does your momma pick watermelons?

After the meeting, Rep. Kim Williams submitted the questions to the Delaware Attorney General’s office for clarification. This was a serious enough issue that when the AG had not responded, the November meeting of the Task Force was cancelled pending the information.

The December meeting of the Task Force was also cancelled because of a scheduling problem with the venue (Buena Vista).

But tonight the meeting will resume the discussion and share the response from the Attorney General, plus some other interesting items. Agenda is here.

I Welcome and Introductions

II Approve minutes from meeting held on 10/24/2013

III Reviewing HB90 purpose, accomplishments and current meeting goals
Brief overview of forwarded documents:
Blue Collar Task Force Recommendations
Repairing Delaware’s Fractured Public Education System by Dan Rich, UD
Deputy Attorney General’s Letter dated 12/16/2013

IV Examining application – categories and questions

V Public comment

VI Next steps

VII Adjourn

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  1. February 4, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I hope that the minutes from October are finally posted now that they’ve been approved! Kim Williams said she’d be posting them and the AG opinion. I am sorry I missed these meetings last week. I hope we get some updates!

  2. Joanne Christian
    February 5, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Whoa, whoa, whoa, I’m just hearing about this now? Geez, I must’ve been dwelling with the groundhog or something. I would have DEFINITELY been there. Hope no other misinformation was perpetuated.

  3. February 5, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I was there… I’ll post a write-up soon.

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