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- What changes will be made once Christina’s Wilmington schools are handed over to Red Clay? I have some thoughts!
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Markell vetoes Delaware testing opt-out bill Matthew Albright, The News Journal
Gov. Jack Markell has vetoed a controversial bill that would allow parents to pull their kids out of the state’s standardized test.
Did you honestly think he would support it ?
Markell has opposed the bill since its inception and rallied business and civil rights leaders against it.
Is that “rallied” or “Ra$$ied” ?
In a press release, a group of Wilmington civil rights advocates praised Markell’s decision. They included Deborah Wilson, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League; Maria Matos, president and CEO of the Latin American Community Center; H. Ray Jones Avery, executive director of the Christina Cultural Arts Center; and New Castle County Councilman Jea Street.
Yep Kim Williams was an average mom getting involved is her children’s schools and expanding to the district level. And today this lady is true to the core! Many in Dover fear real transparency whereas Kim embraces it. Of all the newbies in public office Kim has the right stuff to possibly be the governor of Delaware. Maybe not next year but soon after. She would be a shoe-in for Lt. Governor. Kim a democrat is always ready to work with any republican who wants to deliver real transparency of government and public education. Kim is very appealing to independent voters and disenfranchised republican. Kim lives is the real world, well centered but stays true to her core values and respect values of others. And you can bet those with well establish power in her own party are keeping an eye on her! What I admire about her the most is, when the closure of GM Boxwood plant rocked her family’s world she and her husband grabbed on to each other and forged new careers in real-estate. I do believe you can call it grit! Keep up the great work Kim !
Exclusive: Red Clay & Delaware DOE Letters You Have To See To Believe! Must Read!!!!! by Exceptional Delaware
From DE DOE’s letter to Red Clay:
As previously discussed, Highlands ES, Warner ES, and Shortlidge ES will each receive $1,000,000 over the next three years. This funding will be disbursed quarterly, as we confirm that Red Clay is making progress and meeting commitments outlined under the MOU and school plans. In addition, please ensure that you have allocated at least 10% of your Title I funds to your three Priority Schools, beyond the allocation the schools have received historically.
Folks, Red Clay Federal Title 1 Funding for FY16 is $5,409,873.00. 10% of that = $541,00.00. This money will be taken from other Red Clay Title 1 funded non-priority schools and distributed to Highlands, Warner and Shortlidge over and above their normal Title 1 funding! We’re talking a good chunk of $$$ taken from other Red Clay Title 1 schools. Red Clay board was never informed by district admins about this little $$$ catch. Yes Ms. Thompson you and the other board members were “duked”.
Red Clay’s letter to Governor Jack Markell:
The Department of Education, however, has not kept the same commitments and we have reached a point of critical impasse. After the initial planning money, no funding has been provided nor has there been any affirmation or commitment to fund the plans. In our minds, it is unconscionable for the Department of Education to lead our communities to believe our highest needs students would receive support and not deliver on those promises. The MOU specified funding allocations would be provided 30 days after the MOU was signed which would have been February 19, 2015. We are now in the middleof May and must make critical decisions for planning for the upcoming year
BEACH OF CONTRACT ON DE DOE’S PART!
As we struggle through the Priority School process, the difficulties we have encountered with the Department of Education (timeline completion) and the uncertainty in fundinghave shaken our very trust and confidence in working collaboratively with the state on the larger issues facing students in the City of Wilmington. The district and school board(resolution attached) cannot in any way support the recommendations of the Wilmington Education Accountability Committee without knowing first hand we have the resources and commitments to serve our current students and schools. If we cannot resolve the issues of the three priority schools, how will we work in a collaborative manner to deal with the larger issues of the City of Wilmington?
Sincerely,Mervin B. Daugherty, Ed.D. Kenneth Rivera, President RCCSD Superintendent RCCSD Board of Education pc: Secretary of Education Mark Murphy RCCSD Board of Education RCCSD Cabinet
More proof Red Clay leadership lacks the capacity to entertain expanding it’s district boundaries to add some of Christina’s at risk Wilmington schools.
One thing for sure is, Red Clay’s board better get a grip on “control”. Now is the time to stand shoulder to shoulder and do what’s right for Red Clay students and taxpayers. The super and all his knights serve a the pleasure of the board!
School board members are raising major concerns about Red Clay taking over Christina schools in which the Wilmington Education Advisory Committee is calling for! In a nutshell Red Clay doesn’t have the capacity to effectively take over Christina’s Wilmington school! It seems Merv is in the surrender mode whereas can’t fight Dover. But school board members particularity Rivera and Thompson are demanding answers to question as to what about funding??
Thompson called out Merv on priority school funding Markell promised for Red Clay’s priority schools. Well guess what! The ain’t no state funding! The Money Markell was blowing his horn about is reallocating Red Clay “district” Title 1 funding shifting more to the priority schools aka no schools of greatest needs and less to other Title 1 programs throughout the district! It’s a fucking $$$ shell game!
Thompson is on the ball! Merv said “I don’t know where it’s coming from” re: Priority funding! Big confusing on where the priority funding is coming from! So in the meantime the district must back-fill Priority Schools with local and Title 1 funding until Markell delivers on his promise! Thompson says, ” I feel duked”.
As far as Red Clay taking over Christina’s Wilmington’s school, board member Thompson said, there should be referendum to redistrict. Makes sense to me!
Mark my words! If Red Clay takes on some of Christina’s Wilmington schools Red Clay will implode under the weight! More referendum! Not enough money to maintain current programs! RED CLAY DOES NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY to handle more school particularly high needs schools.
Other news, Conrad didn’t receive state funding for their wellness center.
THE CHARTER SCHOOL OF WILMINGTON 100 N. DuPont Road Wilmington, DE 19807 MONTHLY MEETING Board Meeting Minutes June 16, 2015 Draft minutes
As you may not know, Red Clay is in the process of moving some admin responsibilities including Red Clay charter school oversight. One of my main bitches is, inconsistency in Red Clay’s charter schools release of information on the schools websites such as board minutes, board agenda and financial data.
Historically school boards don’t release board meeting minutes until after the next meeting whereas previous board minutes must be approved by the board. As you can see CSW clearly noted DRAFT on June’s minutes. This is fine and is very welcomed. I hope CSW can stay consistent in releasing monthly data. Also, I do want to note CSW board minutes do have “substance” whereas not vague. This should hold us over until we get legislation enacted to require recording of board meetings. Might take ousting Red Debbie Hudson and Rep Mike Ramone.
I hope CSW stays on track updating their website and that Red Clay admins can get their heads out of their asses to ensure CSW stays on track.
Appears Red Clay school board members are being spoon fed information on Delaware College Preparatory Academy ( a Red Clay chartered school) on progress of the school probation and review! Sounds like board member Thompson is pulling teeth to get direct information.
Sounds like DCPA is struggling in meeting requirements of their probation. Thompson had to ask if DCPA is still on probation! Had to ask!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ”
“Board minute update at the current time”
REALLY !!!!!!!!!! as of today 07/11/2015
DCPA Board Agenda & Mtg Minutes
SY 2014 – 2015
SY 2013 – 2014
SY 2012 – 2013
So where is May’s minutes? Where are the meeting “agendas” for any of the months? What about the Citizen Budget Oversight Committee meeting minutes? Last minute report was January 2014 (February 2104 and March 2014 were canceled due to pending snow storm) Last required monthly financial report was April 2015 . The law specifies MONTHLY !! Who are the CBOC members??? Committee Members
“DCPA is revamping our Oversight Committee and we are seeking members.” WTF ???????????????
Merv I am sorry, you are do a shit job filling the charter school oversight responsibility! And OMG, a board member has to ask “if DCPA is still on probation”
Where are the monthly minutes of the charter oversight committee meeting ?? re: probation ???
It is obvious the Red Clay board is not invested in the Red Clay charter school issues! DCPA is struggling and their charter renewal is coming up in a few months! DCPA is structurally flawed and can’t meet enrollment requirements and the solution is ask for a modification to lower enrollment?? Don’t tell me no Red Clay board member is on the DCPA charter review committee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE ARE THOSE MEETING MINUTES???
Damn this school is tracking towards closure whereas yep, children will pay the price! What I see hear is , Red Clay lacks the capacity to effective provide quality oversight to right the ship!
Dear Red Clay Board Members! Now is the the time to demand all data and information from “MERV”. You should be given a comprehensive monthly charter report and as for Red Clay charters on probation, minutes should afforded an posting following state protocol. Why should I be required to file a FOIA for information that is required by law to be posted??
Originally posted on Exceptional Delaware:
This was just announced by the Delaware Department of Education. The good news is teacher and principal evaluations will get another “skip” year from the Smarter Balanced Assessment. The bad news, the feds really want the state to implement more priority, focus and reward schools in 2016-2017 based on the DOE’s new accountability system with grading schools. I told you nine months ago this was coming…and here it is…
Below is the press announcement from the Delaware DOE:
Delaware receives federal approval for ESEA flexibility renewal
The U.S. Department of Education today approved Delaware’s request for another year of flexibility from the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Acting Assistant Secretary Heather Rieman said ESEA flexibility has helped “Delaware to carry out important reforms to improve student achievement …With this renewal, Delaware will be able to continue implementing its plan to promote innovative, locally tailored strategies to improve educational…
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Below you see “Board Agenda & Mtg Minutes” however, click the date and you’ll only see board meeting minutes. So where is the board agendas? Yea and you can see, just like with Charter School of Wilmington another “Red Clay Chartered Charter School” meeting minutes “aren’t” timely. Leadership starts with the board and the board president! Red Clay admins appear to be keeping the wool over Kenny’s eye! Thank you for your leadership Rep Hudson, Rep Romone and Sen Lavelle! Protect the status quo and the rest can go to hell! Right Mike!
Delaware College Preparatory Academy
SY 2014 – 2015 SY 2013 – 2014 SY 2012 – 2013
“Charter school reform bill is now law”
“Rep. Hudson recently thanked Governor Markell for making charter school reform a priority of his administration. Reps. Hudson, Tim Dukes and Ron Gray participated in the bill signing ceremony of HB 165, ensuring greater accountability and flexibility for charter schools in Delaware. The bill also sets up a performance fund to reward those high-performing charters, especially those schools serving high-needs students.”