Special meeting scheduled due to cancelled board meeting last month due to snow storm that closed the school. This meeting is scheduled to vote on critical items needed.
DATE: Friday, April 4, 2014
TIME: 12:30PM – 1:30PM*
Board President comment:
President attended Presidents meeting hosted by the Charter Network Group. State board members were present. President concluded that DCPA is out of the loop on many changes that are occurring at the state level. DOE expects Authorizer to keep its charters inform; meanwhile, we are at a huge disadvantage by not having a voice at the table. Need to engage RC about lack of communication or work directly with DOE so that we are informed of pending or upcoming legislation that impact charter schools.
President shared that State Board members and Charter Network leaders emphatically believes that our authorizers is to blame for DCPA not being engaged during the performance framework discussion. Charter Network President did comment that as long as growth is shown – charters are eligible
These comments suggest Red Clay is lacking in providing “their” charter schools the technical assistance required by charter school authorizers. Appears to be, if DCPA was in the loop and informed about critical changes they wouldn’t be on the verge of closure! How can Red Clay school board support closure now knowing Merv left DCPA on autopilot as he slept at the wheel?