RIF info

As you are aware the Brandywine School District Board of Education will vote tonight to approve the RIF proposed by the Brandywine School District.  The agenda does not include "Public Comments on Agenda Items".  The next scheduled meeting of the Board of Education is 5/24/10.  We are already preparing for our opportunity to speak on behalf of the Paraeducators.  However we need your support and participation.
Therefore, please submit your success stories or that of your colleagues to us.  We need to let the Community know the integral part we all play in the education of their children.  We all make a difference in their lives everyday.  Thank you for all that you do for the students and each other.
Please contact me should you have any questions or comments.
Much thanks,
Karen Kennedy, President
The Federation, Local 762
** Write letters/emails and make Phone calls to Legislators!  **
See sample letters below: 
Contact our Legislators: 
Gregory Lavelle. 577-8723 478-4650

Byron Short 577-8480 475-2252

Catherine Cloutier  577-8517  478-9616

Patricia Blevins  577-8542 577-3269

George Smiley   395-8347

Robert Weiner  395-8342

John Cartier  395-8348

Additional Contact Info: 

Governor Jack Markell

Dover Office
Tatnall Building
William Penn Street
, 2nd Fl.
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-4101
Fax: (302) 739-2775

Wilmington Office
Carvel State Office Bldg.
820 N. French Street, 12th Fl.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 577-3210
Fax: (302) 577-3118

Senator Catherine L. Cloutier     cloutiercathy@aol.com

Carvel State Office Building
11th Floor
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

Phone: (302) 577-8517
Phone: (302) 478-9616

 Representative Bryon H. Short    Bryon.Short@state.de.us

 Carvel State Office Building
11th Floor
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

Phone: (302) 577-8480
Phone: (302) 475-2552

 Brandywine School Board   bsdboard@bsd.k12.de.us

 Debra Heffernan Board President  Deb.Heffernan@comcast.net

 Olivia Johnson-Harris  ojohnsonharris05@cs.com

Joseph Brumskill  Joe-TCB@msn.com

 Patricia Hearn  patricia.hearn@bsd.k12.de.us

Cheryl Siskin  cheryl.siskin@bsd.k12.de.us

 Mark Huxsoll  mghux@comcast.net

 Ralph Ackerman  ralph.ackerman@bsd.k12.de.us

 Form Letter:
Use this form letter or write your own: 

Are you aware that the Brandywine School District Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the Reduction in Force affecting 23 teachers and 43 paraprofessionals?

 A paraprofessional who works for the Brandywine School District provides many services.  Those services include the rendering of assistance in the areas of Reading, Mathamatics, Science, Behavioral Interventions, and the integration of special needs children into the classroom environment.  The paraprofessionals affected by the Reduction in Force are an essential support element in the educational development of our children.

We need you, our elected official to restore the funding for education for fiscal year 2010/2011 and bring these jobs back.  We also need your support by attending the Brandywine School District Board of Education Meeting on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 7pm in the Ben Ellis Room at our District Office.

 Much thanks for the continued support of your constituents,



Becky Tosun,
May 21, 2010, 5:50 AM