I know a few of you wish I not continue the Pencader conversation. And some of you somehow think a blog influenced a demise of Pencader! The facts remain Pencader is to close after this school year and adults at Pencader and DE DOE are the ones who failed not the kids! If any teacher should get a bonus it should be all of Pencader teachers who stayed on board when the ship was leaking!
There is NO way Markell will abandon the Pencader kids if the board files bankruptcy and calls for closing the doors May 1. I assume Markell will come up with the bucks to pay the teachers to say on until the last day of school. My guess he’ll send in a DE DOE person(s) to oversee daily operation in regards to student academic needs. The Landlord isn’t going to throw anyone out or lock the doors. They are good people who did everything they could to “help” Pencader. Power / utilities can be taken out of Pencader’s name and put in the state’s and the board assumes any outstanding debt. The state turns off utilities at the end of the school year! Transportation and food service for the time the state steps in say May 1 until the end of the school year June 30th would have to be paid by the state. It can be done! Proms or graduation dances are pretty much on the PTO. HOWEVER, there is a serious structure failure with in the Delaware Department of Education Charter School Office! SOMEBODY NEEDS TO BE FIRED!
What is going on now is Pencader Frank playing political hostage with children pushing Markell to fork over funds to keep Pencader open! SHAME ON FRANK! Once again the bullshit is being played in the dark! I Wouldn’t transfer one penny to him!
Now is the time for PARENTS to contact DE DOE and Markell to ask WHAT IF Pencader files bankruptcy and say they are closing Pencader before the end of school year? WHERE IS THE PTO LEADERSHIP???? WHERE IS THE ORGANIZED VOICE OF THE PARENTS?
Pencader failed as a charter school!
Message to Markell clones reading this! Please tell the governor to at least make some kind of statement ensuring the families that student will complete the school year at Pencader! The law is the law and the state has legal obligation to public education, To the legislators, it is very clear we need policies pertaining to charter school closures. What is the state’s policy and procedure plans in regards to closing charter schools? Also, WHY hasn’t the state auditor conducted an investigate?
As long as Pencader is a functioning corporation I am limited to what I can say about what I know!
Parents please step-up and and be your child’s advocate and don’t wait for a Pencader script to speak!