OMG !!!!! Is this a DE DOE charter data snafu ?

Go to this DE DOE website and review this excel spreadsheet 

2013 Across and Within District Choice (Excel)

Go under “Home District Detail”

See “District Enrollment” for Newark Charter School! Notice the number of students coming from “Home District”

If I am reading this correct, Newark Charter School has a total of 1,347 students per this spreadsheet “Total Enrollment”! I checked the school profiles and this is correct.  So here we go, according to the data / spreadsheet, the follow Newark Charter students come from these ” Home Districts”, Appo 23, Brandywine 4, Christina 1278, Colonial 16, Red Clay 22 and Smyrna 4. Add the all up and yep! 1,347 students. That’s one big ass 5 mile radius! 

I am pretty sure I see the data entry errors! But you know, you’d think those making the big money in Dover could see this obvious error and correct it before publishing. As for Newark Charter School there still are questions re: 5 mile radius even with correct alignment of the data.  

OK here it is !!! Double click image for full view

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71 responses to “OMG !!!!! Is this a DE DOE charter data snafu ?

  1. Pigeon on the Green

    Further proof that public education cannot be fixed. The leader’s at DOE can’t fill out a form

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  2. Let’s get it straightened out before the HB 90 Enrollment Preferences Task Force starts meeting.

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  3. Do you believe this is the only data that is wrong?

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    • kilroysdelaware

      Jack , once I added image I had to tweak my comments. The issue here is Newark Charter school and their 5 mile radius! I doubt that 65 mile encompasses all those school district as far as Smyrna. I’ll find the radius map and post it

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  4. Kilroy, I looked at this spreadsheet from your link and I’m not seeing the same data you are seeing at all. It shows Newark Charter with 23 from Appo, 4 from Brandywine, 1278 from Christina, 16 from Colonial, and 22 from Red Clay and 4 from Smyrna for a total of 1347. I think that sounds pretty accurate when you keep in mind the five mile radius is a preference for the lottery. There are also staff and founder preferences. I would imagine some families may enroll and move during the 9 yrs their child is in school there as well which could account for some of those outside the five mile radius.
    Did the other commenters notice this as well?

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    • kilroysdelaware

      yep you are correct! I adjusted comment but we’re back to Newark Charter’s 5 mile radius.
      How many are out of radius?

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    • Ok my post was based upon your initial post that stated different data but since you’ve corrected your post- I still think this data looks pretty accurate.

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    • I don’t know how many staff could have the employee preference or how many may have moved after being accepted in K or 1st grade but my guess is that is where the others come from – one of those two possibilities

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    • kilroysdelaware

      Looks like 69 out of district students. I real didn’t check to see how many Christina students are out side the 5 mile radius but all of Christina students should get preference before out of district students. If they move outside the 5 mile too bad! Just like for the city kids!

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    • Kilroy,

      Wilmington kids not welcome at NCS.

      It’s that simple.

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    • Proof, John? Or is this another general accusation? Do you have the records and residences of all 1347 students at NCS? Is this data peer reviewed? If not, how can you have make that claim?
      Kilroy, the law does not require students to remain in the radius for the entire time the are enrolled. Whether you agree or not, that is the law. Allowing those students to remain gives a consistent academic system in which to grow. You would throw a fit if NCS kicked kids out because they moved out of the radius. They are a charter school, so that makes them a target for random accusations by you and others on this site.

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    • Gee, Guest, lets see: http://www.ncs.charter.k12.de.us/downloads/ncs5mile.pdf

      yep, no Wilmington homes.

      Peer reviewed and all, check out that geography.

      Thanks for playing.

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    • I’ll say it again so maybe you’ll understand it. PROOF, JOHN? The 5 mile radius does not mean no Wilmington kids attend NCS. There are almost 1300 CSD students and 42 from districts that include Wilmington. Do you have any proof that not one of those students lives in Wilmington? Just another baseless claim from the resident &*$@ of the CSD Board.

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    • Guest, do you have any idea how laughable your defense is?

      you can’t even read a map. Worse, you can’t admit the makeup of the school when handed to you on a silver platter.

      All you can do is spew NCS talking points, creamy goodness and all.

      Pun intended.

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  5. kilroysdelaware

    3. Newark Charter School will show preference in filling the positions in the school, as allowed by Delaware State Law. The following preferences will be applied in the order listed below:

    A. Children of Founding Members – The Board will maintain a list on file. This number cannot exceed 5% of the total seats available. Founders cannot be added to the list originally established in 2000-2001.
    B. Children of employees of Newark Charter School.
    C. Siblings of children already currently attending the school and that will be in attendance the next year.
    D. Siblings of children conditionally accepted during this lottery.
    Once the lottery begins, this preference is applied to the siblings of the newly accepted students.
    E. Children residing within a 5-mile radius of the school.

    There is more on the 5 mile radius in reference to radius touching any portion of the property making allowances.With the expansion of Newark Charter somebody better be watching! Bottom-line is you can’t make exceptions for one and not the other. City of Wilmington children are being locked out and perhaps by design!

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    • I have also heard that NCS students whose families move outside the 5-mile are permitted to remain in the school (presumably they have to remain DE residents). Is this official policy, stated somewhere in the school’s documentation? Do other public schools allow this–can you rent for one year in the N. Star feeder area, for ex., then move to a less expensive neighborhood but keep your child there? That would be a sweet deal!

      Am I right in thinking that NCS’s five-mile enrollment radius makes it the only CSD middle or (now) high school that does not include a section of Wilmington as part of its “feeder” area (the five-mile is essentially the school’s enrollment boundary since there’s too much demand for NCS admission within it to allow other children in, unless they qualify under one of the exemptions stated above–or, it seems, unless they started as five-mile residents and then moved out).

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    • kilroysdelaware

      The charter school law is a mess and was crafted by a few who had issues with forced busing and have deep-seeded racial views. All school should have open admission with no preferences and programming to address all student academic needs. DMA is unique however any school can have a JrROTC. As Newark Charter grows so will favoritism in conflict with it’s own rules.

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    • I thought I read on this blog, by you and others, that Wilmington kids should have a school close by. NCS is not close by.

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    • Kilroy, it is irresponsible to say that all those who took part in the charter school law had racial views. Otherwise, I could claim the same for you because you think there should be a high school in Wilmington “to keep minorities in the city.” Time to be a voice of reason, K.

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    • PM, sure, everyone does. But in the current system, which is highly flawed, how can they justify not allowing public school students into a public school?

      Oh yeah, by putting up a radius requirement to keep certain ones out. I know some people bristle at the implications of that statement, but those folks shopped for that hat, now they gotta wear it.

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    • LIke a feeder pattern, John? Never mind, CSD would never select certain neighborhoods to help a school’s scores or demographics.

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    • Guest, correct.

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  6. lastDEconservative

    I had a strong suspicion that NCS was getting great results, and presumed the school to be well liked (for all the right reasons, not well cooked ribs). But the rage exhibited here against NCS tells me that its success is well beyond my imagining.

    Huzzah to NCS. Now, DOE, districts, distributors of onesies, Komrade Markell, set about duplicating the success demonstrated by this laboratory. Wasn’t that the driver of charters in the first place?

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  7. Kilroy- You have jumped the shark. MHS has accurately tried to convey to you how it works but you and John Young want to throw eggs at relatively a non-issue. Just because the state and several here want to continue the charade of appropriate school district lines does not make the current districts right. There shouldn’t be 4 districts. There should be a complete redistricting to put NCC in compliance with a NSA law that was passed and has yet to really be enforced by DOE. Christina should not be responsible for a geographic piece of pie just because the state was afraid of student/parent flight. It was social engineering then and remains now.

    NCS was required to institute a 5 mile radius in order to comply with NSA and address a demand that students go to school within their community. That is what all the public wants. They don’t want busing. Neither Wilmington nor the surrounding areas. There are at least 30-50 staff members at the school, why is it beyond your understanding that there are roughly that number of students outside the district?

    Charters are supposed to have a focus, they are not attempts to replace a TPS, they are to address needs the TPS has NOT satisfied and explore possibilities for success that TPS’s have not tried or cannot try. Open enrollment by your standard is that Charters and TPS’s are the same. TPS don’t want to specialize, they want generic. Why do you ignore the obvious?

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    • lastDEconservative

      “TPS don’t want to specialize, they want generic.”

      ROTFLMAO! Just pictured the next on-the-street protest or strike, with all the union hands, Kilroy denizens and others carrying signs reading

      WE DEMAND GENERIC.

      WE DEMAND AVERAGE.

      ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL.

      NO CHILD GETS AHEAD.

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    • kilroysdelaware

      “NCS was required to institute a 5 mile radius in order to comply with NSA and address a demand that students go to school within their community”

      That suggest that all charter schools are required to take all students living within that 5 mile radius before others. So does the 5 mile radius trump Charter School of Wilmington’s “specific interest” preference? Suggesting all those meeting the specific interest within the 5 miles get greater preference conflicts with the intent of NSA in regards to equity. Also, those attending outside the 5 mile radius are not community children.

      “There shouldn’t be 4 districts. There should be a complete redistricting to put NCC in compliance with a NSA law that was passed and has yet to really be enforced by DOE”

      AMEN TO THAT! The saving the LEAD report suggest could go toward funding choice transportation leveling the transportation barriers allowing all students to have adequate transportation with bus-stops close to home. Also, it may put the squeeze on undesirable traditional public schools. If they end up Beverly under utilized let them converst to charter with the stipulation no specific interest first come first served with lottery

      .”Charters are supposed to have a focus, they are not attempts to replace a TPS, they are to address needs the TPS has NOT satisfied and explore possibilities for success that TPS’s have not tried or cannot try”

      They only replace TPS if preferences aren’t used putting them on the same playing field as TPS. However, for the charter is the autonomy and non-union. MY guess is parents want their children in schools that are safe as first priority.If the choice is a failing charter school over a failing TPS but the charter is safer (due to disruptive students can be ejected) than safety rules. Charter School of Wilmington doesn’t replace TPS, they skim the best and brightest! They don’t want the at-risk students because their staff lacks capacity to address the needs of at-risk students whereas TPS teachers for the most part give it their all to help all students.

      “Open enrollment by your standard is that Charters and TPS’s are the same. TPS don’t want to specialize, they want generic. Why do you ignore the obvious?”

      So charters are not “public schools”? Rather public schools who can cherry pick with preferences whereas TPS can’t, HOWEVER .magnet schools and votechs do! The reality is we end up with at-risk high poverty predominantly minorities students who have no parent advocating for them leaving them in TPS that are being mined by charter schools for the best and brightest and with parents who are engaged.

      We’re building an education system that allows parents to use choice option for what’s best for their kids while at the same-time not really care about those trapped behind due to lack anyone advocating for them. We no have a system that can be questioned as to being “fair” and “equitable” for all children and has a negative backlash for at0risk children,

      “MHS has accurately tried to convey to you how it works but you and John Young want to throw eggs at relatively a non-issue”

      So MHS is the supreme court presiding over blogs?
      69 Newark Charter students outside the 5 mile radius are children of staff? So if one sibling lives within the 5 mile radius with dad for an example and the other outside the 5 mile radius with mom does that give such sibling preference?

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    • Kilroy, magnet schools are an element of TPS districts and can focus on special interests. They are a TPS version of a CSW or DMA style school. I’ll give you that charters have more autonomy. However, they are non union by choice of the faculty. There is no rule in the charter school law that prevents unions from forming in charter school.
      TPS can “eject” disruptive students just like charter schools. TPS establish their own rules and procedures that add several layers of bureaucracy on that process. That is not the fault of charter schools.
      This generic school that provides all things to all students is a fantasy. It is not feasible to create a school that has the facilities, financial strength, and expertise to meet the “specific interest’ of every student in a community. Providing options for students who have interests that a local TPS can not offer through a charter or magnet school is the most effective, efficient and reasonable way to meet those needs.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Woke up laughing about more signs

      CHRISTINA RIBS ROCK
      NCS WEARS SOCKS

      A.I. FAILINGS RULE
      WCS DROOLS

      HIGH STAKES TESTING
      MORE IS THE BESTING

      RITALIN FOR ALLS
      PEACE IN THE HALLS

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  8. Why is it wrong for NCS to have students outside a 5 mile radius, while it’s okay for Conrad, Cab Calloway, AI and CSW?

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  9. They can’t have it both ways. They decided on a 5-mile criteria. They should have to live by it.

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    • DW-You are trying to paint an image without recognizing facts.
      1.- NSA is state law.
      2.- 5 mile radius was put in place by DOE to adhere to LAW. The radius applies as a preference.
      3.- When there are no more applicants to the lottery in the 5 mile radius then others outside the radius are accepted per normal School choice guidelines. It works just like other schools. Locale first then outside locales. It is no different than any other TPS in that regard so it isn’t a case of trying to have it both ways, its a case of following the law and guidelines already established with other school choice options.

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    • NCS was required to institute a 5 mile radius in order to comply with NSA

      I don’t believe that NCS enrollment policy post-dated NSA.

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    • NCS was required to institute a 5 mile radius in order to comply with NSA

      I don’t believe that NCS enrollment policy post-dated NSA.

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  10. Go back and read their web site. “Enrollment is open to all Delaware residents. The 5 mile radius is the last of several preferences for their lottery if the they have more applications than openings.

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    • Yeah and when you call the school to inquire about this the person on the other line scoffs and lets the caller know this just never happens and to not bother. Nice.

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  11. I know for a fact that previously some of those out of district kids were children of staff. The one student that went to Wilmington Charter last year was the one who lived in Red Clay, and was the son of a staff member.

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    • Choice is another road block to low income children.

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    • Jack-then you’re OK with the NSA and community schooling because that is the point. You shouldn’t have to choice out to get a good school. All the schools should be held to the same standard behaviorally and academically. Wait, (tongue firmly in cheek) if you demand no choice then you force kids to go to their local school which if you live in an area that is less desirable then that’s discriminatory or segregating based on income. The solution : no feeder patterns, just pick whatever school you want your child in and the state (taxpayers) should foot the transportation bill to accommodate every possibility. Yes that’s fair, efficient and responsible use of monies.(no it isn’t)

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    • lastDEconservative

      Even more signs come to mind

      IMA GO TO SCHOOL
      IN ANY SCHOOL
      GUMMINT SCHOOLS IS TIGHT
      AND IT’S MY DAMN RIGHT

      LOCAL IS
      FOR YOKELS

      I GOT YOUR FEEDER
      RIGHT HERE

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  12. Minutes of the One Hundred Sixty Seventh Meeting
    of
    Newark Charter School, Inc.

    Held in the Middle School Library/ Media Center in Newark, Delaware

    on

    June 18, 2013

    THE UNDERSIGNED, Secretary of Newark Charter School, Inc., a Delaware Corporation (the “Company”):

    (1) hereby certifies that the monthly meeting of the Directors of the Company was held at Newark Charter School, June 18, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. during which the following were in attendance:

    A. Directors Present:
    1. Steve Dressel
    2. Karen Manniso
    3. Nanci Colby
    4. Austin Lobo
    5. Kris O’Connor
    6. Stacy Ginsberg

    B. Others Present:
    Greg Meece
    Joanne Schlosberg

    (2) hereby certifies that the Board of Directors adopted the following resolutions and directed that the Secretary record those resolutions and insert these Minutes in the minute book of the Company. The May 21, 2013 Regular meeting minutes and Executive meeting minutes were approved.

    (3) Public Comment

    None.

    (4) Old Business

    A) Treasurer’s Report
    a. Revenues are $426K favorable to budget. Expenses are unfavorable to budget ($540K) as furniture and fixture purchases for the JR/SR HS were budgeted in June but posted in May.
    b. The school is currently managing on budget and beginning to purchase furnishings, fixtures, etc. for the new JR/SR High School.
    c. J. Schlosberg presented an analysis on the Student Activity Account utilized for instructional needs of the students. The Board reviewed the results and S. Ginsberg motioned to lower the Student Activity to $40 per student for FY 14 and K. O’Connor 2nd the motion. S. Dressel, K. Manniso, N. Colby and A. Lobo all voted in favor of the motion.
    d. J. Schlosberg informed the Board that the FY 14 Class Size Waiver was duly noticed and posted on 5/24/2013 and 5/31/2013. K. Manniso motioned to approve the FY 14 Class Size Waiver and S. Ginsberg 2nd the motion. S. Dressel, K. O’Connor, N. Colby and A. Lobo unanimously approved the motion to accept the FY 14 Class Size Waiver.
    e. J. Schlosberg presented the renewal request for Cora Scott to renew her first term on NCS’s Citizen’s Budget Advisory Committee (Finance Committee). K. Manniso motioned to renew Cora Scott’s 2 year term and S. Ginsberg 2nd the motion. S. Dressel, K. O’Connor, N. Colby and A. Lobo voted in favor of the motion.
    f. J. Schlosberg informed the Board of the FY 13 audit schedule.

    B) Director’s Report:

    1. Expansion update – NCS received the Certificate of Occupancy on June 14, 2013. Administrative staff will move into the new site early July. Furniture is being delivered every day this week. The school continues to work with DELDOT.
    2. G. Meece discussed the purchase of a new sound system for the building that will be incorporated into the FY 14 Budget.
    3. G. Meece informed the Board that NCS will be submitting a DOW Grant for STEM.
    4. An update on United Water requirements was provided.
    5. G. Meece updated the Board on Legislative issues.

    (5) New Business
    a. G. Meece presented a new policy on School Funding of Out of State Competitions.
    b. The policy states, “Newark Charter School will help to subsidize costs for the school’s students and teams that are invited to regional and academically-related national competitions by virtue of coming in first at the state level in the same competition. These are for school endorsed activities such as Academic Challenge, Science Olympiad, Math League, Odyssey of the Mind, Spelling and History Bee, Lego League, etc. A maximum of $500 per student (if it is a competition for individuals) and $1,000 for teams can be used to offset, travel, lodging and registration fees. The remainder of these expenses will be paid by parents of the students involved. Also, a limited amount of school approved fund raising may be conducted to help defray costs.”
    c. N. Colby motioned to accept the policy on School Funding of Out of State Competitions and S. Ginsberg 2nd the motion. S. Dressel, K. O’Connor, A. Lobo and K. Manniso voted in favor of the new policy.

    The next Public Board meeting is scheduled for July 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

    The monthly Board meeting adjourned at 8:59 p.m. The Board went into Executive Session at 9:00 p.m. to discuss contracts.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned Secretary of the Company has executed and certified these Minutes as of the 18th day of June, 2013.

    ____________________________________
    Karen Manniso, Secretary
    (SEAL)

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    • What is the big ‘gotcha’ moment here?

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    • lastDEconservative

      [whispering] … “No public comment.”

      Obvious suppression of the masses clamoring for entry; from Smyrna, Rehobeth, Marydel, Lake Forest.

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    • Who said there was one?

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    • Why else would you post their minutes? Where are the minutes from Brandywine? Lake Forest? Red Clay? Colonial? Smyrna for Gods sake?!

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    • so, you now claim to ascribe motive with no knowledge?

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    • lastDEconservative

      Careful, mom, that hook in your mouth has a one way barb on it …

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    • Ok, sorry. I’ll rephrase.
      John, just curious. Why did you post the minutes from NCS?
      better?

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    • Okay, why is NCS voting on their 2013-14 class size waiver in June of the 13-14 school year?

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    • john,
      Your motives are quite clear by your comments and responses. Being obtuse or sarcastic does not cloud one bit of your efforts to try and besmirch any charter. The question is what is your motive to ignore the conditions of CSD that have lead to many parents and students seeking better education for their kids. No doubt being in the trenches fighting for better education in the District is worthy of the Medal of Honor but your snarky responses and antagonistic attitude towards parents and alternative schools trying to provide a good education is unproductive and anti-education.

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    • Elizabeth, does the waiver thing mean to be able to increase class size? If so, wouldn’t that be ok? They could call people on their waiting list and offer a spot, right?

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    • PM the waiver for class size is for an increase because they can’t manage the number of children they have NOW.

      It means they don’t have the teachers for smaller classrooms. It doesn’t mean they are opening room to accommodate more kids. They have a limit enrollment by the terms of their charter and have supposedly some hundreds of children on waiting lists.

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    • M Ryder, nice prejudiced response.

      Can you point out where I did anything other than post the minutes?

      I think you need a mirror, to check yourself. in that glass bathroom, in that glass house.

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    • PM,

      I posted them for the public to read them.

      Thank you for asking.

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    • They are also on their website. 🙂

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    • Wouldn’t want to trouble you with a link, instant access.

      Great service.

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    • PM = DW is correct. NCS is not adding more seats. They are making their class sizes larger by hiring fewer teachers. Class size caps only apply to the early elementary grades, so the classes that are growing are those of the younger children. I rail against all class size waivers – charter or district. To approve a waiver that far in advance would indicate to me that there is an institutionalized philosophy that supports creating larger classes to capture as many dollars as possible while under-serving the children contained therein by making no effort to attempt to operate within the class size cap authorized by the state. Essentially, the messaging is “send us your children, your dollars, while we spend those dollars an anything other than teachers.”

      Sometimes actions speak much louder than words!

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    • lastDEconservative

      “Sometimes actions speak much louder than words!”

      Sometimes, it is true. And almost EVERY time words delivered sans coercion betray one’s belief system and/or world view and/or ideology. To wit,

      ” … there is an institutionalized philosophy that supports creating larger classes to capture as many dollars as possible while under-serving the children contained therein by making no effort to attempt to operate within the class size cap authorized by the state. Essentially, the messaging is “send us your children, your dollars, while we spend those dollars an anything other than teachers.” ”

      As Mr. Rogers would say, “can you say biased, boys and girls? Or bitter? How about “determined?”

      On this treasure trove site of incredible belief systems exposed and expressed, I am once again taken aback by the unrelenting attack on any semblance of success demonstrated by a challenger to the abject failure and mediocrity of the full on, undiluted government school (not education) system.

      And have you seen the font they chose for the “N” in the school’s logo? Appalling. Disgusting. This clearly proves their intentions, there’s no longer any doubt.

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    • Why not just do what makes sense as far as class size? First thing that comes to mind is the way classes are set up at NCS. They use phasing. The student to teacher ratio in the lowest phase is smaller than the other phases. The kids who struggle need more individual attention and they get that. Kids in the highest phase work so independently that there can be more students in that group.
      I never felt as though any of my kids were being under-served at NCS. Opposite really. I’ll let you know if that ever changes.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Wait! A charter innovation … phasing? Regardless the nomenclature, there is a discernible (for some) positive result? And it doesn’t involve the beat-to-death ‘smaller class size (just for the sake of) mantra?’

      Zowie and kazam Batman! I’m shocked. Shocked I tell you. Charter haters, call in the reinforcements!!!

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    • lastDEconservative

      “Why not just do what makes sense as far as class size?”

      Kilroy, if he were really all about the kids, would devote a week to this headline.

      Brilliant question.

      Unanswerable, of course, except by invective, by the denizens here gathered to laud the inexcusable government-is-best-when-it’s-more school (not education) system.

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  13. “So charters are not “public schools”? Rather public schools who can cherry pick with preferences whereas TPS can’t, HOWEVER .magnet schools and votechs do! The reality is we end up with at-risk high poverty predominantly minorities students who have no parent advocating for them leaving them in TPS that are being mined by charter schools for the best and brightest and with parents who are engaged.
    We’re building an education system that allows parents to use choice option for what’s best for their kids while at the same-time not really care about those trapped behind due to lack anyone advocating for them. We no have a system that can be questioned as to being “fair” and “equitable” for all children and has a negative backlash for at risk children,”

    AMEN Kilroy.

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    • When Red Clay opens the new 600 student K-5 school, it would be interesting to see what would happen if free transportation was provided to all choice students, not just those attending Cab and Conrad.

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    • lastDEconservative

      More signs come to mind. For the next protest/strike/rally for public schools, for those of you tuning in late. To be carried by the union hands and Kilroy denizens …

      HONK IF YOU’RE A TPS
      PARENT WHO DON’T CARE NONE

      IT’S MY FREE LUNCH
      I DEMAND MAC ‘N CHEESE

      EQUITABLE AND FAIR
      TRAPS ME IN JACK’S LAIR

      CHARTERS SUCK EGGS
      CHOICE IS FOR DREGS

      DELAWARE WAY SCHOOLS
      WE DON’T GOT THE TOOLS
      OUR RIGHT IS A PAYCHECK
      FROM WHENCE? TAKE THAT FOOL’S!

      PARENTS ENGAGED?
      THEN GET OUT THIS TOWN
      THE GUMMINT’S MY DAD
      THIS SCHOOL IS MY MOM

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  14. I’m a little lost. This whole discussion is based on 5% of a schools population not coming from the districts its in feeder pattern? The argument is based on students from other districts attending the school. A number that is less than 70 total students? So if these kids once lived in the radius and then moved out that is wrong that they should stay in their current school? Or if a parent works for the school they should be kicked out instead of easing transportation issues? 5% of a population is the uproar?

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    • lastDEconservative

      5% of a CHARTER population, Arthur, a CHARTER population.

      To quote applicable wisdom from a couple notes up, “And have you seen the font they chose for the “N” in the school’s (NCS) logo? Appalling. Disgusting. This clearly proves their intentions, there’s no longer any doubt.”

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  15. I don’t know what is wrong, CSW, Cab Calloway, Conrad have hundreds of students from other districts, why is NCS wrong?

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    • Are you really this dense? It is their own charter rule. That is why breaking it is WRONG. Change their charter if they don’t want to follow their charter or stick to it.

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    • Again, everyone is looking for a gotcha but no one here knows the basis of why these kids are here. Parents/guardians work at the school? They started there and have since moved out if the area? They have siblings that go there but live separately with divorced parents?

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  16. No I am not that dense—I just don’t think it’s a big deal when many other rules are not being followed. Why is NCS not following a rule so so terrible?

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    • I wouldn’t accept that sort of reasoning from my kids! 🙂

      And there is a history here… Red Clay lost a referendum due to out of district choice at Brandywine Springs. The Red Clay parents who didn’t get in were quite upset. So yeah, it was sorta a big deal. (Some of us go way back)

      Also, I do believe that CSW, Cab and Conrad have a RCCD preference.

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    • The question from DW of being dense is really more the problem. The lack of understanding how preference and the order of the preferences is what is not being understood. The other problem is that in this particular blog arena, there are too many posters that view community schooling (NSA) as a racial and segregational issue rather than a parental concern. So the fact that NCS uses a geography as one of its preferences to adhere to a State law (that the districts DON’T) is very objectionable to those that know NCC districts aren’t really following NSA for political reasons rather than educational reasons. Additionally the understanding that State school choicing laws also dictate that all schools must accept students from outside the district or community (if there are openings) is being missed. I would guess with extreme high confidence that nearly all outside students are staff children or students who moved out of district and state law says they can stay.

      DW you really should consider that there are preferences and they follow in order. Nearly all NCS students reside in areas shared by CSD by the nature of the where the radius is. Me thinks you trying to get more jello to stick and it just isn’t.

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