1) All Delaware’s public schools which include traditional, voctech and charter schools must be funded the way votech schools are! The state legislators set the tax-rate for for each votech districts. No referendums are required!
2) Because charter schools are “corporations”, their properties are not state owned as traditional and votech schools are. A charter school corporation can dissolve itself and reorganize as a private school or a business related organization. Sure I am crazy! :). But what will happen to the restate / equity if say Newark Charter School calls it quits? Legally who does the $$$$$$ belong to? So to any of you legislators thinking of finding a way to provide charter schools with capital funding you need to address my $$$ concern. One way would be, if a charter school closes or order closes the state has ownership in restate equal to any capital funding. And are first in line to collect.
Folks! When the taxpayer approve capital funding for our public schools we know at the end of the day that property belongs to the state aka the people!
Delaware charter schools know the rules of engagement when they submit a charter school application and that includes the capital funding issues. However, the agenda long ago was, lets establish the charter schools then come back unified demanding capital funding!!
One thing we need to do for all public schools that include charter schools is end all the state and federal “underfunded” mandates! End the overreach of the governor via his puppet-show called the Delaware Department of Education. Elected state board of education members and yes pay them!
One way to throw water on all the capital funding talk is YIKES allow virtual charter schools like OMG K12,Inc. “with” the stipulation all online teachers serving Delaware students live in Delaware and hold Delaware state teaching certificates and licenses.