Delaware Military Academy has new school leader / commander

Per Red Clay’s July 10, 2013, board minutes, “Hugh Broomall, Deputy Superintendent, reported that Delaware Military Academy (DMA) has a new leader and has hired a business manager.  Administrators will attend our administrative workshops throughout the year.

Obvious the change in command and business end was a results of this state audit

Red Clay poised to put DMA on review

Posted on February 20, 2013 by kilroysdelaware 

Word has it a state auditor’s report on DMA is due out today #netDE #edude @dedeptofed

Posted on February 19, 2013 by kilroysdelaware

The new Commandant is Anthony Pullella. Good luck Commandant and let’s see better transparency! Your webpage re: board minutes and monthly financial reports are lacking! Where is your required IRS990 form required to be posted on the schools website? Get your ship in order or Red Clay Captain’s Mast.

21 responses to “Delaware Military Academy has new school leader / commander

  1. Publius e decere

    Kilroy,

    You are a shameless critic. DMA has a new leader and new business manager. Maybe because of an audit, but most likely because of attention paid. And the civic system quickly responded.

    All public schools have human foibles which get in the way of prudence and progress. CSD has had instances of teacher-student relationships (inappropriate ones) and no one blames the CSD system for this … they know it is human foibles which need to be exorcised.

    DMA had a leader who got too comfortable with the false idea of autonomy and a board slow to warm up to it. Much like a lobster which boils, not knowing its fate until the end. It is now remedied. Done.

    Let’s find real issues to grapple with. Like the low percentage of DE high school student who go to college (it should be 98+% in the 21st century, not 50% or less). Pick your battles. Without your ego.

    Publius

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    • kilroysdelaware

      “Maybe because of an audit, but most likely because of attention paid. And the civic system quickly responded”

      The transparency in place re: online checkbook and credit-card ledger was result of political and community pressure on Markell to make the executive order. Kilroy was part of that push! If it didn’t happen the corruption would have gone undetected.! Yea I am shameless as I do my job !

      ” DMA had a leader who got too comfortable with the false idea of autonomy and a board slow to warm up to it”

      Well consider me the cook and I’ll keep the heat up!

      “.Let’s find real issues to grapple with”

      And if you would have join the transparency fight Pencader would be still open and Moyer would be stronger! As far as DMA, they have a new school leader but old is still CEO of the charter non profit “corporation”..

      ” How do you know that a 990 is required for DMA?”
      What a dipshit! You honestly believe DMA is not a legal non profit?

      Friend I have some information that will rip DMA apart causing major embarrassment and DOJ investigation (nothing to do with kids)

      Go back to you hole and keep believing the charter racist are reforming public education

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    • Ah yes, the false “college or bust” reformer hype.

      Can always count on Publius to bring the noise.

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  2. Publius e decere

    “Where is your required IRS990 form required to be posted on the schools website? ”

    The law says “if” a 990 is required then it should be posted. How do you know that a 990 is required for DMA? Are you a CPA who is qualified to determine who should and should not have to file a 990?

    Publius

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    • lastDEconservative

      I attempted to foist this logic on the denizens and their leader while you were gone. To no avail of course. If one’s gaze only detects trees …

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    • Robert Minnehan

      If you are a business – even a non-profit business – and you have paid employees where you deduct income taxes and Social Security + Medicare taxes – then you need an “Employer Identification Number”.

      The business is obligated to report paid earnings to the state and the federal government with the employer identification number clearly found on the W-2 forms issued each year. The federal government will issue an employer identification number upon application. Hence there is a formal requirement for some type of recognizable entity to obtain this identification, which could be a corporation reporting as a 990 organization. The State of Delaware, for example, has a federal employer identification number.

      So there is typically a requirement for a federal identification number issued to the organization such as DMA or Pencader.
      There may be exceptions, but even if all your employees are contractors you should typically issue a form “1099 MISC” statement for “Miscellaneous Income”. I do get multiple copies of this form every year for my consulting work. At Pencader there were a few contractors who were actually teachers – including the three teachers who were collecting a State of Delaware pension plus a separate teaching pay from the state payroll – so they would get a 1099 MISC form as well as a 1099-R for the pension income – but they also received the usual W-2 form in 2012 because they were on the teacher’s payroll until they were shifted to consultant status as an attempt to hide their “double-dipping” in 2012.

      One additional reason for having and posting a 990 employer identification number is to legitimize donations/contributions to the school that are deductible on Schedule A of your 1040 package.

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    • Publius e decere

      Bobby,

      I find it interesting that the husband of a Pencader board president, such member who was asleep at the wheel during a major misrepresentation by its hired executive about employment legalities and nepotism, should now trot out such a lecture. Oh well …

      A school can very well be a Component Unit of the State and thus not be required to file a 990. If the School is the beneficiary of a separate nonprofit tax ID under which they raise money then that nonprofit tax ID needs to file a 990 with the IRS for the results and uses of its non-tax-funds fundraising … BUT that tax-ID entity is a separate tax entity from “the school ” and thus not beholden under charter school law to have to its 990 online at the charter school’s website. If you don’t get the distinction, I can try to speak slower and use crayons — let me know what you need.

      The public HAS the right to understand charter school expenses of its public dollars. Absolutely. The law requires the School (which may not include its tax exempt separate tax-ID affiliate which raises private dollars) to post The School’s financial reports on their website AND requires the School to engage a third-party audit every year to review the use of public dollars and to post that audit report on their website. Something that your wife’s school did not do adequately, I’m just saying. Maybe she ignored you the way I do.

      The 990 is a Kilroy sideshow, tilting at windmills so to speak. Insist on the monthly, annual and auditors’ reports and the public has plenty of information with which to monitor use of public dollars.

      Publius

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    • kilroysdelaware

      There you go Publius attacking peoples family members! Are you saying Moyer isn’t required to post their IRS990 form? Yes or no?
      .

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    • Publius e decere

      Kilroy (you dog),

      I’m not familiar with the corporate and financial structure of Moyer. So I can’t comment.

      As for the Bobby Bash, it was just sooooo tempting.

      Publius

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  3. The problem with DMA is that it grooms children for war.

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    • delacrat, that response is a slap in the face to all those brave souls, past and present that defend this country. They are the reason you can make such a sickening comment. Teaching those students honor, loyalty, responsibility and so many other great character traits is to be respected.
      BTW, there is no military requirement to attend DMA. However, there are children at that age who are considering a life on the military. Why not provide age appropriate experiences to help them decide whether or not the military will be the correct choice for them?
      That comment was shameful.

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    • Publius e decere

      Delcrat,

      Really? If you were just 5% actually informed you would not have made that statement. But since you were “brave” enough to call it out, why don’t you actually go to the campus and meet students, administrators, and teachers? I’ll bet the usual amount that you come away a supporter of what DMA is and does. Unless you are too addled to notice.

      Publius

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    • Guest,

      Grooming children for war, has nothing to do with “honor, loyalty, responsibility and so many other great character traits”.

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    • Has something changed? I was told by the school leader at DMA a few years ago that 80-90% (I forget the exact percentage) of their graduates go to college.

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    • Do you have any proof that DMA is grooming students for war? Are they practicing war games or training to raid a bin laden compound? That would be grooming for war. Unless you have evidence of this, your accusation is without merit.
      Learning military style structures and discipline techniques are not “grooming for war.” A military history class is an element of history is not “grooming for war.” Learning the codes of behavior that are practiced in the military are character development. Take your hatred of this country and the U.S. military to China, Syria, or any one of a hundred other countries and tell me how much you love it there.

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    • “Grooming children for war, has nothing to do with “honor, loyalty, responsibility and so many other great character traits”.”- What does it have to do with? Seriously, what does grooming for war mean?

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    • Guest,

      Considering that killing and conquest are behaviors practiced in the military, “Learning the codes of behavior that are practiced in the military are character development[s]” that Delaware children can do without.

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    • What is wrong with you. My father and grandfather both served their country so you can spout this BS. Shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Delacrat, please refrain from speaking to any members of the “greatest generation” for their sake. When war was forced upon our nation, heroes stepped up to “kill and conquer” to protect your right to hate our country. Unfortunately, morons like you would tell us that it was our fault the Japanese attacked at Pearl Harbor and Hitler was misunderstood.
      Our military forces are forces of defense. You may question the authenticity of the claims politicians have made of potential threats, but the military acted in the defense of our nation when those civilian leaders (elected by the people) determined a threat existed. Maybe you should plan a trip to Arlington, Normandy, Pearl Harbor, or the new WTC towers to learn why we need our military. Then head on over to Egypt where the military operates largely independent of the civilian leadership.
      As for DMA, you still have yet to identify one way that DMA “grooms children for war.”

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    • “As for DMA, you still have yet to identify one way that DMA ‘grooms children for war.’ ” – guest

      guest,

      DMA is a *MILITARY* academy.

      (Says so in the name of the place)

      The military is about war.

      How could a school that strives to place institutions about war in a favorable light, NOT groom it’s students for war.

      Hope that spells it out for you.

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  4. Kilroy posters go to bed way too early

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