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Directory of DSEA Locals

 

DSEA Representative Assembly

The RA is the annual "business" meeting where policy changes, bylaw amendments, budget, and new business items are debated and voted upon by local delegates.  Delegates also vote on proposed resolutions and receive updates on DSEA's legislative program.

2015 DSEA Representative Assembly

 


Recap of the 2015 Representative Assembly

The 2015 DSEA Representative Assembly featured one of the largest slate of delegates at an RA in the past decade.  Following a Friday evening dinner which celebrated and recognized the outstanding work and leadership of DSEA members, delegates arrived Saturday morning ready to shape the direction of the Association for the coming year.

The morning session featured a keynote speech by U.S. Representative John Carney and an address by DSEA President Frederika Jenner.  There was also discussion and debate about a new budget. 

The most significant action of the day, though, was undoubtedly the debate and voting for New Business Items brought before the Assembly.

There were 12 NBI's which were considered and voted on by the 187 delegates in attendance.  The issues dealt with ranged from advocating for technology education in Kindergartens to a resolution issuing a No-Confidence vote in Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Murphy.

For a full rundown of the New Business Items that were voted on at the RA, [click here].


Delegates to DSEA Rep. Assembly issue vote of 'No Confidence' in DDOE Sec. Mark Murphy

Elected delegates to the 2015 DSEA Representative Assembly, held on March 14th, passed a resolution that issued a vote of 'No Confidence' in Delaware's Secretary of Education, Mark Murphy.

The resolution lists ten specific examples of actions and decisions undertaken by the Dept. of Education, led by Sec. Murphy, which have created the conditions that ultimately led to this vote.

[Click Here] to read the full press release.


Presidential Address from Frederika Jenner

 


Keynote Address from Rep. John Carney

 


"Celebration of Leadership" dinner & awards

 


What is the DSEA Representative Assembly?

The RA is the annual "business" meeting where policy changes, bylaw amendments, budget, and new business items are debated and voted upon by local delegates.  Delegates also vote on proposed resolutions and receive updates on DSEA's legislative program.

The delegates are members of the different local associations within DSEA.  Each association is alloted one delegate for every 50 members.  This is done to provide the various educator groups, whether its teachers, food service, or paraeducators, with proportional representation.

Delegates are invited to attend the Celebration of Leadership dinner, held the night before.  The dinner is highlighted by the announcement of the winners of DSEA's annual awards.  The awards include the ESP of the Year, the Helen Wise Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to public education in Delaware, and the Community Partner Award, which celebrates a local business for it strong support of public education. 

Nominations are submitted by members and then voted on by the DSEA Executive Board at its February meeting.

In addition to the celebration dinner and the business conducted on Saturday, delegates and their associations are also asked to support two important drives.

Local associations provide a "basket", which is included as part of a silent auction raising money for the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education.  Baskets will often have a theme, ranging from sports memorabilia to spa supplies.  Delegates place their bids starting on Friday evening, before the dinner, and bidding continues until midday on Saturday, when the winners are announced.

In addition to the basket silent auction, delegates have also been tasked with bringing school supplies.  The supplies will be collected and distributed to community organizations who assist students and families in need.