Looks like DE DOE is going to look the other way when computers at Reach and Moyer goes Elvis

Will DE DOE take possession of all computers at Reach and Moyer to ensure no student and staff personal data ends up in private hands?

Reach is kicking around some sort of garage sale with proceeds going to teachers and some items going to other schools. “There was discussion about particular plans and obligations associated with liquidating items in the building. Some items could be sold with the proceeds going to teachers; other items could be given away to schools.” 

Odds are the ant-brains down at DE DOE haven’t a clue things are already starting to walk away! 

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6 responses to “Looks like DE DOE is going to look the other way when computers at Reach and Moyer goes Elvis

  1. The DOE can’t answer any of Reach’s questions about sale of assets. They’ve asked multiple times about guidelines on the handling of assets acquired with state funds and they have received no response.

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  2. kilroysdelaware

    DOE is clueless and they are doing damage to the charter school movement than all charter naysayers combined! The hard-drives in all the computers should be removed by the state!

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  3. I don’t know if you know how to read an entire document, but it says that these are questions to be discussed with the DOE, not plans. It also said “Ms. Thomas continues to meet with representatives of Delaware Department of Education” so Reach will get answers. What’s the problem?

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  4. kilroysdelaware

    “It also said “Ms. Thomas continues to meet with representatives of Delaware Department of Education” so Reach will get answers. What’s the problem?”

    DE DOE! When in comes to school closures and unfortunately charters, there should be a policy in place in regards to computer hard-drives. It should be a matter of waiting on DOE. Furthermore, there should be policies and procedures re: closures. DE DOE big on their charter school framework in authorizing and oversight of charters but seem to lack the framework for themselves dealing with closure. At the end of the day, there is personal information and licensed software on those computers that need not to be out in the public. It should be a game of wait and see what DE DOE says!

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  5. Ask Theo Gregory what he did with all the Moyer stuff from his get away a few years back. All out the back door…..

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  6. Not being part of those conversations, you don’t know anything and you’re not in a position to speculate. You don’t know what’s been shared with Reach and what has not.

    I don’t know either, but I know this much. Running a school is an exceptionally difficult endeavor, involving thousands of moving parts and processes. Closing one down infinitely harder. There is no person anywhere, in any industry, public or private, that has compiled a single magical document with every answer to every question for a massively complicated process. In the the DOE’s case, if they ever did manage to compile one, it would be in constant need of updates because of constant changes to processes at the school level and the state level. And even IF this mythical comprehensive guide were to exist, it would be thousands and thousands of pages long – it might not be possible to memorize all of it.

    Your assumption that ALL information needed for a massively long and complicated process can be transferred seamlessly in one meeting or document is dead, dead wrong. There WILL be questions. By necessity, there will need to be ongoing communication between the school and Reach. The board meeting minutes indicate that that is happening as it should.

    But since you are clearly okay with being dead wrong, I have another few questions:

    Where does it say that Reach wasn’t planning to wipe the information from the hard drives?

    If they didn’t do that, they would be in violation of FERPA and a host of other laws! You criticize the DOE for closing the school – shouldn’t the people running Reach be aware of the law? And if they are not, what does that mean for your arguments that they should stay open?

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