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Delaware RTTT Expenses for DOE as of Sept 19 2014

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Delaware: East Side Charter School’s enrollment process must be adopted as law for all Delaware charter schools

Required Documentation 

All applications must have the required documents attached before the application can be processed.

  1. Proof of Age
  2. Proof of a completed lead test (if the applicant is 5 years old or younger)
  3. Updated Immunization (2 varicella shots)
  4. 2 Proofs of Residency*
  5. *1. Lease or Mortgage and one utility bill or two utility bills, (gas, water and/or electric bills accepted)
  6. *2. If Lease, mortgage, or bills are not in the applying parents name(s) please submit a notarized letter from the person you reside with stating your residency and that the potential student resides and one of the owners utility bill
  7. Photo I.D. for parent guardian
  8. Custody Documentation (if applicable)

After Enrollment

In an effort to design the proper support to assist your child, accepted applicants will also need to submit the following documents:

  1. Copy of DCAS/MAP Scores
  2. Copy of Last Report Card
  3. Copy of Child’s I.E.P. (if applicable)
  4. Student Information Form (below)

I urge all Delaware legislator to make note of East Side Charter School’s admission process. This is what I call open enrollment where needs based information is secondary to enrolling students re: After Enrollment.

In contrast to Charter School of Wilmington, East Side Charter Schools is more successful. The goal of education reform going back to inception of ESEA is to address the issues impacting the achievement gap targeting those below the achievement gap. Charter School of Wilmington mission is clearly counterproductive to that goal.

Some call Kilroy anti-charter school which is furthest from the truth! Public schools must be opened to all students without discriminatory admission standards.  Kilroy is also a stickler for transparency and East Side Charter has a fine webpage layout. Kilroy supports school Choice with charter schools being a part of that process. However, again that Choice should not have admission barriers such as sorting children at the front door (admission) like USDA Grades of beef. I am sure East Side has programming within that challenges all students from students demonstrating honors level needs to the lower performing students. This how all “public” schools should operate and if charters are public they must serve all children regardless to where they fall on the achievement scale. 

Governor Markell manipulates the News Journal to emphasize on  successful charter schools like East Side to justify his re-engineering of traditional public schools via his Priority Schools plan. However, Governor Makell who made a campaign promise of “skimming and creaming”  high achieving students to game the school rating system stacking their charter schools with overachievers like Charter School of Wilmington fail to live up to his promise. It’s clear Governor Markell doesn’t want to offend or burden his white affluent peers with such an undertaking. Sure, no doubt East Side Charter school appreciates the governor support. However, the success of East Side Charter cannot be realized across the state unless our state legislators knock-down what appears to be a white brick wall.  

Again to all Delaware legislators, East Side Charter Schools open admission process should be the model and “law” for all Delaware charter schools. 

Go here to make a donation to East Side Charter School

Three succinct paragraphs from NJ article on “priority” schools that spell it out: 1) lie, 2) bigger lie, and 3) No proof.

Transparent Christina

Yes, that’s an actual strategy, from an actual public official. Lame Duck Governor, Jack Markell.

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/education/2014/12/26/fixing-delawares-troubled-schools/20913445/

The governor insists that his administration is not blaming the teachers.

“No one is questioning the commitment of these teachers,” Markell said. “They do incredibly challenging work. But we have to do better.”

Markell and Secretary of Education Mark Murphy say the way to fix these schools is to put the best possible principals in charge and free them from district rules so they can do things like add extra school hours, manage their budgets, and select new curricula.

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