Something is up the morning of January 7th. I keep hearing this date. Christina School District is having a board meeting on January 6th. Certain FOIA requests have been postponed (one since October) until January 7th. If I were a betting man, I would say Governor Jack Markell is going to make a big announcement the morning of January 7th concerning priority schools.
The DOE has gone ahead and set up a new potential leader hailing from the great state of New Jersey to oversee the priority schools. And SHE comes from a big charter school chain. The writing is on the wall people. It has been since September 4th. But if your mind is already made up Jack, did you think of this simple fact: Did you consult with special needs parents and IEP teams? Uh-oh…did you know if you change kid’s academic placement it has to be approved by the IEP team? Will they still be in the least restrictive environment? You might want to check out what’s going on in York, PA before you make any hasty decisions Jack. In the meantime, please tell your office to get rolling on the FOIA requests.