DRSPA functions through an Executive Board. Its members are all volunteers. They are the very best advocates for retired public school employees. No other group of like-minded advocates comes anywhere close to spending the number of hours they do working to improve and maintain retirement pensions and benefits. An Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the activities approved by the Board.
What is DRSPA?
The Delaware Retired School Personnel Association (DRSPA) is an organization devoted to improving the lives of Delaware public school retirees.
At this time DRSPA efforts are focused on three important issues:
DRSPA is a totally independent organization. We are not an offshoot of an active teacher association. We are not a part of an administrative group and not affiliated with any national union or federation. We welcome into our ranks every retired public school employee who receives a state pension. If a retiree is deceased, we welcome as members the spouse who inherits the pension.
We face many challenges. Our medical benefits are not guaranteed. We must advocate strongly for their continuation. We must keep a keen eye on the growth of our defined benefit pension plan. While we have been assured that our Delaware pension fund has sufficient dollars to meet future pension needs, many other states face severe shortages in their pension plans. We must work to insure that this crisis mentality does not needlessly spread to our pension plan, and result in drastic changes that simply are not necessary.