DSEA, 136 E. Water St.
Dover, DE 19901
DSEA, 4135 Ogletown-Stanton Rd.
Suite 101 Newark, DE 19713
302-366-8440 (not a toll-free number)
Website Concerns: email@example.com
DSEA wants to thank our members for their advocacy regarding step increases. Step increases are vital, giving Delaware a competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining qualified educators.
On June 24, 2015 the Joint Finance Committee, chaired by Representative Melanie Smith and Senator Harris McDowell, voted to include roughly $10.7 million dollars in funding for educator and paraprofessional step increases in the fiscal year 2016 budget bill. This was not an easy job to do, over the last year state revenues stagnated creating a $67 million dollar deficit which the Joint Finance Committee had to fill.
Through your advocacy, we cleared a major hurdle, now the bill will go on the full House and Senate for a vote on June 30th.
Contact your legislator and urge them to pass the operating budget bill. [Click Here] to find your local legislators.