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Executive order sets up Opportunity Fund oversight committee

A committee has been set up to oversee the Opportunity Funding program that starts this school year.

Gov. John Carney (D) signed an executive order Friday establishing the 12-member oversight committee. The program gives $75 million dollars to schools across the state to help low-income students and English Language Learners over the next three years. It also funds mental health services and reading coaches.

The committee includes the Secretary of Education and three educators with experience with low-income students or English Language Learners. It will also include a superintendent, a district office administrator, a principal and an elected school board member.

The remaining slots will be filled by a school mental health worker, a public school parent and two education advocates.

The oversight committee is expected to meet six times a year and produce an annual report. It dissolves December 31, 2022.

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