Rep. Kim Williams' August Community Update

CONTACT INFORMATION

Carvel Office Building
820 N. French Street
11th Floor 
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 577-8476

Legislative Hall
411 Legislative Avenue
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 744-4351

 

Dear Neighbor,

I hope this message finds you well. 

With the warm weather upon us, I'd like to take this opportunity to share with you some of the upcoming events in our community, including September's St. Hedwig's Polish Festival. Please see below for additional information. 

In addition, I am excited to share with you that Governor Markell has signed two of my bills into law: House Bill 234 and House Bill 435. HB 234 will provide resources to the last of Delaware's high schools that still don't have school-based health centers to establish them, while HB 435 focuses on charter school audits. 

Please also take notice of the information I've provided below, which outlines shredding events in the community and details about the National Do Not Call Registry List. 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions or concerns you may have about issues in the 19th District or the state. 

Sincerely

Kim Williams

 

 

New School Health Centers

Rep. Kim Williams watching as Governor Markell signs her bill, HB 234, into law

The last of Delaware's high schools that still don't have school-based health centers will receive the resources necessary to establish them, under a bill that I’ve sponsored that was recently signed into law.  

Currently, there are only three public high schools in Delaware that do not have school-based health centers. This new law requires the state to fund start-up costs for at least one per year until every school has a center.

School-based health centers provide an array of important services to meet the needs of ‪‎Delaware public school students. The centers can provide early detection of emotional stress and chronic conditions, promote on-going comprehensive health care of students, provide preventative care and encourage parent involvement in the health of their children. This law will ensure that all children attending Delaware public high schools will have the same access to essential services.

House Bill 234 was signed at Conrad Schools of Science, which will be the first of the three schools to receive a center.

Read more about the plan here.


Charter Audit Bill Signed Into Law

Rep. Kim Williams attending the House Bill 435 bill signing

Legislation strengthening Delaware's charter school audits is now state law. I was proud to sponsor House Bill 435 with my colleague, Senator Dave Sokola, to allow charter schools to contract for an audit unless the State Auditor has to perform the audit due to any of the specified circumstances.  


Paper Shredding Locations in Delaware

I am pleased to share that paper shredding services are available on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Delaware Recycling Center in New Castle from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and on the 1st Friday of each month at the Cheswold Collection Station just north of Dover from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday collection events are also offered to residents. Residents can bring up to two boxes of paper for shredding free of charge. For more information, please visit http://dswa.com/programs/paper-shredding/


The National Do Not Call Registry List

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at their website: https://www.donotcall.gov/. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.  To register by telephone, please call 1-888-382-1222. You must call from the phone number that you want to register. 


Upcoming Community Events

New Castle County hosts various special events in the community for people of all ages and backgrounds to interact as a community to enjoy one of the County’s parks. The events serve to build trust and a sense of belonging to the community and thus improve an individual's quality of life. Click here for more information.

St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival – September 19th – September 24th. Mark your calendars for the 60th anniversary of the St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival located on the Wilmington Riverfront. Enjoy music, dancing, rides, games, vendors, and much more for this family-friendly event. Click here for more information.

Wag-n-Walk & 5k Run – The 8th Annual Wag-n-Walk & 5K Run will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, at Delcastle Recreation Park. The event will feature entertainment, food, vendors, doggie games, and contests. Click here for more information

Friends of Delaware Veterans Eventsthe Friends of Delaware Veterans, Inc., is hosting several events across Delaware that may be of interest. Their main event is Friday, November 4th, which will feature keynote speaker, retired Navy Captain Robert E. Clark II, who also serves as president of Wesley College. Click here for more information