Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Steven Godowsky is about to set off an education war unlike any Delaware has ever seen. If you thought the school district vs. charter school war was loud before, you haven’t seen anything yet.
In Title 14, the Delaware Secretary of Education has the authority to change the local cost per pupil. When a student choices out of their feeder pattern, or their local school district, a portion of that school district’s local funds follows the student to the charter school. To keep things in perspective, no Delaware Secretary of Education has touched this formula in the past 15-20 years. There are slight increases each year based on inflation, but they are nominal in comparison to what Godowsky is about to do.
For big districts like Red Clay and Christina, this will hurt them… bad. Any local school district that sends funds to charter schools…
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