The joint meeting of the Red Clay, Brandywine and Christina school districts to discuss concerns about the Wilmington Learning Collaborative will be public.
The meeting is set for Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood House at 1218 B St. in Wilmington.
All three district boards have pushed off ratifying or refusing the 16-page draft agreement they received June 2 that details the roles of all parties involved with the collaborative, including the districts and governing council.
All 21 school board members, seven from each district, will be present.
The meeting will also be livestreamed here and is open to the public.
There is no time allotted for public comment.
The public was asked in an email sent out this week by the Learning Collab to provide written comment to their school board or participate in public comment at upcoming board meetings: Brandywine 9/19, Christina 9/13, Red Clay 9/21.
Officials from the governor’s office and the Department of Education are expected to attend Tuesday.
It seeks to put all the Wilmington elementary and middle school students in the three districts, which are largely suburban districts, under one board so that curriculums and other programs can be tweaked to help city students better learn.
The program is expected to include access to community and family services and to use more grassroots and teacher-led ideas to capitalize on the knowledge of those who see the kids each day.
Delaware has allocated $7 million to help run the collaborative, which would also draw state monies allotted to district budgets.
Raised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Jarek earned a B.A. in journalism and a B.A. in political science from Temple University in 2021. After running CNN’s Michael Smerconish’s YouTube channel, Jarek became a reporter for the Bucks County Herald before joining Delaware LIVE News.
Jarek can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at (215) 450-9982. Follow him on Twitter @jarekrutz
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