Daily Archives: May 12, 2015

Did Delaware Department of Education violate state law by not reporting violence against student by teacher?

Read it for yourself! The Delaware Department of Education had knowledge of abuse or possible abuse against a student a didn’t report it to the AG’s office. If they did, they wouldn’t be asking Academy of Dover for more details. The AG’s report should be sufficient in the review of this charter school. Teachers and all school staff have a legal obligation to report abuse or possible abuse against a child even if they heard it by rumor. So shouldn’t DE DOE staff have the same legal obligation? The comments in this official DE DOE letter strongly suggest DE DOE doesn’t know the facts about this incident. Such strong wording surely raises concern for DE DOE’s charter school oversight responsibilities.