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Delaware Priority Schools Takeover, Uncategorized

In reviewing the Charter School of Wilmington’s board minutes from June 24th, 2014, I found something that probably didn’t mean too much before September 4th, but is particularly interesting now.

From their Board minutes:

Focus on elementary schools. They don’t have science classes, we aim to promote early interest

Current focus is on Marbrook and Highlands; prior focus on Shortlidge

So I dug some more.  From their 5/27/14 minutes:

Future work plans include benchmarking with other DE schools

2/25/14 minutes:

Cheryl Potocki (teacher) met with Red Clay administrators to explore partnerships with Red Clay elementary schools as well as CCSA and CSS.


Outreach: Met with RCCSD (Sam Golder) January 23rd to discuss support and coordination for contacts with Red Clay middle schools and elementary schools. Plans will include mentoring, the Buddy program and Science Ambassadors.

Yes, everyone will start saying it.  What about Warner?  With such high special education populations in all three of the Red Clay elementary schools, my guess is Warner will become a special ed school, like Positive Outcomes in Kent County is for high school students, but not for severely complex students with disabilities.  Who needs inclusion?

I checked the Newark Charter School minutes but wasn’t able to find anything there about the Christina charters.  But if I were a betting man, they will be all too eager to lend a helping hand if those schools become charters.  The plot keeps thickening…