Rather than addressing concerns in regards to re-segregation and Red Clay’s board failure to provide tradition middle and high school services in the city of Wilmington the plan to create a Shortlidge K-2 grade configuration and a Warner grade 3-5 grade configuration demonstrates serious capacity in thinking issues. I hope Red Clay’s Ms F. Lee Bailey makes note of state law re: Neighborhood School Plan re: SHALL! Red Clay administration’s intention of pushing the plan on the school board is way out of line! If anything we need to see a K-8 combined grade configuration at these two schools.
§ 223 Neighborhood School Plans.
(b) Neighborhood School Plans shall consist of the following grade configurations:
(1) A lower-level school, or elementary school, consisting of either grades K-5 or grades K-6;
(2) A middle-level school, or junior high school, consisting of either grade 6 or 7 to grade 8 or 9; or
(3) An upper-level school, or high school, consisting of either grades 9-12 or grades 10-12.
Surely somewhere in the NCLB wavier verbiage is a skewed authority to allow this insane move. But than again, OMG Publius, can Red Clay make a “major modification” of state law through a unlegislated loophole? I cannot image anyone at the Delaware Department of Education being dumb enough to approve such a plan.
Sorry to say, once again the good brothers and sisters of Wilmington are pushed to the back of the bus and will be poured Kool-aid. I cannot image any parent of children in Shortlidge and Warner being supportive of such plan. But that again Red Clay has it down to an art finding tokens.
Here we are again, another defining moment in Red Clay leadership! The board needs to tell Merv and his C-130H trunk monkey they are not clear to enter the runway. Charlie, Lima, Uniform, Sierra, Tango, Echo, Romeo, Foxtrot, Uniform, Charlie, Kilo, Sierra.
I’ll be very curious to see which black city leaders or parents they tap to come out and be their Wilmingtonpied-pipers! Folks there is nothing good about this plan! It’s all wrong and infringes on state law. Federal law Title 1 / NCLB cannot supersede state law and as far as I see, I see nothing were Delaware state legislators amended the law in question. The move would further alienate minority children. And yep! Title 1 Section 1118 swept under the rug!
In two years Governor Markell will be out of office, the coach will be looking for a new team, Malibu Barbie will be heading back to the left coast and the rest of the clueless Rodel clones will be wandering like clueless sheep.