Members of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware decided to start a new legislative season in the next month in three places:
The legislators of the special education support group of the state of Delaware are interested in discussing the following issues with DSEA representatives:
Mike Hoffman said that they were going to consider all aspects of the educational program in schools and give advice on further development.
The motivated group was set only in the spring of last year when a fresh question was voted on at the Representative Assembly. In this way, a short-term group of ESP and DSEA promptly began working in collaboration with the state legislators on configuration tasks for education, embracing the adoption of a bill that organized the Delaware Education Support Professional of the Year award, which corresponds to a long-term state. The short-term group at the same time was still working on legislation across the state, taking into account amnesty for student loans and maternity leave.
The sponsor is a kindergarten teacher in an elementary school, who had the idea of creating a target audience after participating in the 2017 national conference. She wanted to repeat the success of this project in Delaware after she had seen how effectively such a project of ESP members in Washington is affecting the public.
At the meeting in December 2019, ESP made a decision that actually a large stable working group led by Gerardi and Mays will be created this year. Their task will be:
Gerardi said that now when they have this group they can effectively sort out the problems that exist in the states and find rational solutions to these issues. A team of specialists will conduct special studies to discover the most important and difficult questions of the state.
Mays says that in the school district where he works there is professional development of relations between teachers, in communication with students and their parents. The target group will also focus on raising public awareness about student achievement and will also develop public partnerships.
In the coming months, Mays and Gerardi are looking forward to meeting with political figures in their offices in the municipal building. Gerardi said that he likes to go to school board meetings and discuss problems with government officials, so he can express the opinion of the general public.
Mays wants to provide an opportunity for teachers and administrators to learn more about how they can use their skills and abilities in their work.
There is also a point in the ESP group’s plans to improve the opportunities for those who want to continue their studies or get a second degree. Also, a very important task is to create a permanent mechanism that will ensure public communication with the Ministry. It is very important that this organization be the place where local leaders can be created.