Public Comment Process

The Wilmington Education Improvement Commission invited formal public comment on the interim redistricting plan from November 17, 2015 through January 14, 2016.

This public comment will be a part of the public record which will be submitted to the State Board of Education to be reviewed as they vote on the redistricting plan. All public comment received by the Commission before December 9, 2015 will be reviewed by the Commission for consideration in the final plan to be submitted to the State Board of Education on December 15, 2015.

The public record can be found here.

Correspondence that will be included in the public record are the following:

  1. Correspondence with the Commission from the public, including written and electronic comments from the public during the notice period (November 17 to January 14). These should be posted publicly on the Commission’s website and submitted as electronic .pdf files to the State Board of Education for posting on the Board website. Written and electronic comments will only be accepted through the following mechanisms:
    • By mail to:
      Wilmington Education Improvement Commission
      C/O The Institute for Public Administration
      111 Academy Street
      Newark, DE 19716
    • NOTE: Facebook is NOT an acceptable form of public comment.
  2. A record of the public hearings from which a verbatim transcript is prepared for presentation to the Board and posting on the Board website. The public hearings are held on the following dates:
    • Brandywine School District: Monday, November 30, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
      P.S. duPont Middle School, 701 W. 34th Street, Wilmington, DE 19802
    • Colonial School District: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
      William Penn High School, 713 E. Basin Rd, New Castle, DE 19720
    • Christina School District: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
      Bayard Middle School, 200 S. duPont Street, Wilmington, DE 19805
    • Red Clay Consolidated School District: Monday, December 7, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Brandywine Springs School 2916 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808
    • Red Clay Consolidated School District: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Warner Elementary School, 801 W. 18th Street, Wilmington, DE 19802
    • City of Wilmington: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
      Preceded by an information session at 6:30 p.m.
      Wilmington City Council Chambers, Redding City County Building,
      800 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  3. Exhibits, documents, and testimony presented at the public hearing. These will be posted and submitted to the Board in conjunction with the Hearing transcript.

Although no questions may be answered at the public hearings, questions may be submitted through email (solutionsfordelawareschools@gmail.com), phone (302-385-6206), or mail to the address listed above.

We hope you will read the plan and provide feedback to help inform the writing, and comment to inform the decision of the State Board of Education.

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