Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Supporting Students’ Emotional and Academic GrowthWe know the middle school years can be especially challenging for our youth as they face new academic and social pressures when they enter adolescence. Until last year, Delaware’s elementary and high school students had someone at school to talk to if they felt overwhelmed, but middle school students did not. That’s why Governor Markell proposed and the General Assembly approved $3.3 Million to place licensed mental health professionals into middle schools throughout the state.
Dr. Gary L. Collins Named Delaware Chief Medical ExaminerLewis D. Schiliro, Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security, announced the appointment of Dr. Gary L. Collins as Delaware’s Chief Medical Examiner. Dr. Collins will oversee the many forensic and pathology testing functions performed by the Division of Forensic Science (DFS).2014-09-17 13:23:58
Businesses selected for Project Pop-Up 2014Five entrepreneurs jumped at an opportunity offered by the State of Delaware and used it to achieve their dreams of moving into a brick-and-mortar location. 2014-09-16 13:35:18
Delaware State Housing Authority Releases Delaware Housing Needs Assessment 2015-2020Governor Jack Markell today joined Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) for the release of the Delaware Housing Needs Assessment 2015-2020. The report, prepared by GCR Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana and The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will drive planning for housing resources at DSHA and in communities around the State. With this new analysis of housing needs and market conditions in the state for years 2015-2020, DSHA will be identifying priorities for the next five years and evaluating its programs and strategies.
Governor Signs Bill to Accelerate, Enhance School Safety EffortsBuilding on his 2013 pledge that all Delaware schools would have a “state-of-the-art school safety plan” by the end of 2014, Governor Markell signed legislation that requires schools to have a comprehensive and up-to-date plan by this month.2014-09-03 15:50:40
Governor Markell signs bill declassifying and updating fines for certain hunting, fishing and boating offenses At Wilmington’s DuPont Environmental Education Center, as DNREC Secretary David S. Small and Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine looked on, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed legislation that changes more than three dozen less severe environmental offenses associated with wildlife, hunting, fishing and boating from environmental misdemeanors to environmental violations and exempts these violations from being included in state criminal history records.2014-09-02 15:29:28