Running for School Board? Register by March 4th and get the training!

Posted on 02-19-2022

Greetings Fellow Republicans,
This past week, voters in San Francisco removed three School Board members after a chaotic period including arguments over remote learning, the renaming of schools, a First Amendment lawsuit, and changes to the admissions process at the city’s most prestigious public high schools.
While not on the level of other states, parents in Delaware have experienced their own controversies with school boards. These are the bodies that determine how and what our children learn.  We need to have School Board members who embrace the Constitution and Bill of Rights.  Good common sense would be a pretty good start too!
There are School Board seats available throughout SUSSEX County. Please see the Department of Elections’ website at:
If you think you may want to consider one of these seats but are unsure of how to go about it, please see the following, but time is running out.  Candidates must file by March 4th.
The Delaware Federation of Republican Women (DFRW) has arranged with the Leadership Institute to offer two very good training sessions next month.  Both will be held at the DFRW Building located at 116 E Water St. in Dover. They begin on Friday evening, March 24, with “Running for School Board.”  On Saturday, March 25 an all-day “Campaign Management Workshop” takes place.
I encourage those of you running for School Board to attend both sessions and if you are looking at other offices, the Campaign Management Workshop will provide invaluable information.  It is also recommended that you bring members of your Campaign Committee.
The itinerary for each session is below.  Even if you have worked on campaigns in the past, there is always something new to learn.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for stepping up to take on these very important positions.
Marilyn Booker, Chair
Sussex County Republican Committee

Running for School Board Training

Friday, March 25, 2022
5:30-9:00 PM
Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 PM
Class begins at 6:00 PM

Campaign Management Workshop
Saturday, March 26, 2022
8:30-5:00 PM
Breakfast and lunch will be served
Doors open at 8:30 AM
Class starts at 9:00 AM
These courses are perfect for anyone running for any office, but especially School Board.  Their Campaign Teams should also attend, as well as activists, party members, and campaign volunteers who want to impact all elections.
Details are available at
This link will give information on both days.  When you register at this link, you register for both classes.

On the page, you will see coupon codes for people to use if they can only come on Friday (coupon code, FriOnly – $15) or only come on Saturday (SatOnly – $25).

If you have someone adamant about NOT running for school board, they can view the normal Campaign Management Workshop at  Here they can register for Saturday only and not be bothered with school board Friday night training.

PLACE of Training for School Board Elections:

The training is at the DFRW building in Dover.

We will be at the lower level meeting room at 116 E Water Street in Dover.
One of our Donor Development Reps has been working with someone in Delaware to bring a training.  If he donates, this training may become free.  Anyone who registered and paid will be refunded.

Dena Espenscheid

Director of Grassroots Coalitions
Leadership Institute
605-359-2158 cell
703-647-3559 office