Superintendents testified to the House Education Committee Wednesday. (Pexels)

Superintendents get their way with days-off bill amendment

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Seven of the state’s 19 school district superintendents testified in opposition to a bill that would allow teachers to take personal days without approval.  Senate Bill 61, sponsored by Laura Sturgeon, D-Hockessin and the education committee chair, would allow teachers and other school employees to use five sick days each year to take off for personal reasons, an increase from …

The Senate voted unanimously on almost every bill Thursday. (Pexels)

Senators unanimously agree on 14 of 15 bills Thursday

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

It was a day of unanimous votes for the Delaware Senate Thursday, with 14 of the 15 items  passed without any ‘no’ votes. Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, was the only legislator to vote against House Substitute 1 for House Bill 34, a law that would require school boards from district and charter schools to hold public comment on each agenda …

SB 61 would increase the number of personal sick days for teachers and other school employees from 3 to 5. (Pexels)

Education leaders fight bills adding days off for teachers

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Bills that would expand the reasons and days for teachers to take days off from work divided legislators and public commenters in the Senate Education Committee Wednesday. Senate Bill 60, sponsored by Sen. Laura Sturgeon, D-Hockessin, who is chair of the committee, would give teachers and other school employees the same protection to be absent without a loss of pay …