Daily Archives: September 13, 2012

Is Pencader school board member’s E-mails being censored ?

Position

Board Member

E-Mail Address

Vice President

Dr. Abraham Jones

PCHS_BoardofDirectors@comcast.net

Vice President

Ms. Judi Kennedy

PCHS_BoardofDirectors@comcast.net

Board Member

Mr. Steve Quimby

PCHS_BoardofDirectors@comcast.net

Board Member

Mrs. Kimberly Clemmons

PCHS_BoardofDirectors@comast.net

Board Member

Mrs. Daphane Davis

PCHS_BoardofDirectors@comcast.net

Board Member

Mr. Jay Anderson

PCHS_BoardofDirectors@comcast.net

Secretary

Mr. Charles Evans

PCHS_BoardofDirectors@comcast.net

So who is using their private Comcast account to redirect board member’s E-mails? I understand Pencader’s server might not be safe due to changes in school leadership! However, asking the public, parents and students to communicate to board members via a general mailbox is shameful.  Putting a communication wall up at such a critical times is a disgrace! Either the school server is save or not! Fix it! All a fool would send E-mails to the E-mail to the address provided!

Red Clay’s charter school, Delaware College Preparatory Academy sends SOS to local bloggers

From Children and Educators First: Cry for help from inside another Delaware Charter School Please go read entire E-mail.

I am writing because we need your support to get DCPA on track. Please help us and help our school! Contact our Board President and Executive Director to urge our school to negotiate in good faith. Here is their contact information:

Howard Johnson, Executive Director
Howard.Johnson@dcpa.k12.de.us
302.762.7424 x151

From Transparent Christina: We now have teachers inside the school crying for help. All they want is an ear that isn’t tone deaf and steady leadership. From the inbox: Same E-mail mail. Please go read entire E-mail.

Kilroy’s Spin: Delaware College Preparatory Academy is a Red Clay charter school and as of last year teachers there voted to have DSEA represent them. It appears by this E-mail the leaders of the school and teachers have not reach and agreement on a contract. from the E-mail; “Throughout the process the school has repeatedly delayed negotiations, blatantly ignored communications, and ignored requests for meetings and information.  The school has even ignored communications from the state’s Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).   Because of this, DSEA has filed for mediation on our behalf and will also be reaching out to policy makers and stakeholders on this matter”.

Delaware College Preparatory Academy fails to publish school board meeting minutes and financial position reports. Also, the required Citizen Budget Financial Oversight Committee fails to issue reports to the public. Monthly budget reports are here. Red Clay School District is the charter authorizing and oversight agent and they actually renewed DCPA’s charter knowing the school is operating in the dark re: financial reporting and board meeting minutes.

I am not going to get in the middle of a labor dispute between Delaware College Preparatory Academy and its teachers. I will offer some advice to the the teachers. It a against the law to strike but not against the law to picket. Picket after hours after school and during board meetings! DRAW ATTENTION ! The E-mail noted, DSEA has filed for mediation on the DCPA teacher’s part! Well I would hope so if you are paying dues!

DCPA please e-mail board meeting minutes and copies of monthly budget reports and required financial position reports. You union rep should be keeping copies of this information.