Rep. Kim Williams' October Newsletter

 

On October 18, I attended Belvedere's Fire Prevention Health Fair at Absalom Jones Community Center. There was a great turn-out, and I want to thank all of the volunteers who made the Fair a success!


CAECC Holds Community Forums Statewide

In July, the Governor signed Senate Bill 254, which created a framework for an improved compensation system and established a committee of representatives, including members of the education community, legislators, and budget experts, to develop a path forward. The committee began meeting at the end of July and since September, they have hosted two virtual town halls, held two Educator Work Group meetings (with two more planned in early November),and met with many educator and community groups to gain feedback and inform their work. Now, the committee seeks to further engage and hear input from educators and community members across the state at five Community Forums to provide an update on the proposal being developed as well as hear ideas and gather feedback to inform their final proposal.

Please consider attending one of the Community Forums listed below to learn more about the plan being developed to advance educators compensation and careers and provide your feedback:

  • Monday, Oct. 27 - 4 – 5:30 p.m., Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes
    Or 6:30 – 8 p.m., Sussex County Chambers, 2 The Circle, Georgetown
     
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28 - 5:30 to 7 p.m., Dover Public Library, 35 E. Loockerman St., Dover
     
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29 - 4 – 5:30 p.m., Bear Library, 101 Governor’s Place, Bear
    Or 6:30 – 8 p.m., 2nd Floor Auditorium, Carvel Building, 820 N. French St., Wilmington

The Community Forums are just one of many ways that your input and feedback can help shape this plan. For additional information and resources, please visit the Committee’s website-- http://caecc.us.


School Choice Begins November 3

School Choice is designed to increase access to educational opportunities for all children in the state. A parent residing within Delaware may enroll his or her child in a public school in any school district independent of the student’s area of residence. For more information, including the application information, please visit http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/schools/choice.shtml.

For New Castle County Vo-Tech: http://www.nccvotech.com/admissions

For Red Clay: http://www.redclayschools.com/pages/RedClay/Parents_and_Students/Choice

The School Choice period ends on January 14, 2015.


Red Clay Holds 8th Annual Family Resource Fair November 8

Red Clay will hold its 8th Annual Family Resource Fair on November 8 at John Dickinson High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The whole family is invited for a fun day of exhibitors, displays, giveaways, and refreshments! For more information, visit http://www.redclayschools.com/files/_1RBRZ_/db04ad543c9152763745a49013852ec4/resource_fair_flyer.pdf


New Castle County to hold “Sleep Under the Stars” Event

 

New Castle County will be hosting “Sleep Under the Stars” at Carousel Park on October 25 (Rain date: November 1.) This special overnight event will feature pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing and Hayrides. Bring your own goodies for tent-to-tent trick-or-treating. Be sure to decorate your tent and wear your best costume! No pets allowed.  For more information, and to register online, visit http://nccde.org/845/Sleep-Under-The-Stars


New Castle County Police Warn of “Distraction Burglaries”

 

The New Castle County Police Department are warning area residents of a “distraction burglary” that occurred on October 10. A “distraction burglary” occurs when a stranger or salesman comes to your home and offers to do home improvement, or wants to alert you to a problem with your home. Some of the most common types of these scams are driveway and roof repairs, tree trimming, and house painting. They may also act as a utility worker or other service employee to gain access to your home. In some cases, scammers will lure a resident outside to show them a problem that needs to be corrected. While this distraction occurs, an accomplice, unseen by the victim, will enter the residence and begin to steal valuables. For a composite sketch of the suspect and tips to keep you and your neighbors safe, please visit http://www.nccde.org/238/Police