The Colonial School District is stepping forward to help a struggling charter school near New Castle, the Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security.
It remains uncertain if the school’s charter will be renewed or if it will be forced to close at the end of the school year.
This week, the Colonial School Board of Education approved a proposal allowing district leaders to work with Delaware Academy Of Public Safety and Security on a plan to address systemic problems that have led to low enrollment, poor test scores and being put under formal review by the Department of Education.
DAPSS will be a major drain on Colonial School District. The is a lot of oversight required that will consume Colonial’s admins.
Colonial owes it to the taxpayer to order a full transparent audit of DAPSS by an independent accounting firm. Colonial has enough problems of their own without compounding them with DAPSS.
The net position of the School at the close of the fiscal year is $(517,329).
As of the close of the current fiscal year, the School’s Governmental Fund (the General Fund) reported an ending fund balance deficit of $(261,534).