Delaware education officials seek funding hike
By Randall Chase, Associated Profil

Delaware education officials are asking for a 4 percent increase in the Department of Education's operating budget for next fiscal year.

DOE representatives told state budget officials Wednesday that the request for more money includes $37 million to continue funding certain existing budget items, including periodic salary increases and funding to accommodate enrollment growth.

Education officials also are asking for $12 million in new spending, including $8 million for additional classroom and student support and $2 million for what they call "developing great educators."

DOE officials also are seeking permission to use unspent federal Race to the Top funds. They're looking at the possibility of extending current programs funded with Race to the Top money that would require future state appropriations estimated at up to $8.5 million.



Copyright © Sep 18, 2014, WDEL/Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.




WDEL News Tools:
Printer friendly version
Back to homepage



 Latest News

 Follow Us

Facebook Twitter
RSS Mobile
Email Updates




Copyright © 2014, Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.   Terms of Use.
WDEL Statement of Equal Employment Opportunity and Outreach