I just got this email:
- Concerned Too
- Today at 5:03 PM
My kids just got home. Apparently there were DOE people and reporters at the school today while the kids had a pep rally.
Also received letters via USPS from the DOE stating that if we want to choice to another school to get it done before the January 14th deadline.
UPDATED, 1/8/15, 7:44pm: I spoke with one reporter who was there to cover the pep rally. He didn’t know of any other reporters there, or had knowledge of any DOE employees. But apparently, the school is not too happy with the DOE letter to parents advising them of the school choice deadline. I’m not sure which side to take on this one, but I would have to go with the DOE (nobody quote me on that). Far too many substantiated facts have come out, and parents are not oblivious. They should be reminded of an opportunity to take their kids out should they feel the school is not a fit choice for their child anymore.
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According to the school’s website, there is a board meeting tomorrow at 7:00 pm at the elementary school. Last minute it seems.
They have been doing this a lot lately, but they are in violations of Delaware’s open meeting law. They have to post public notice of an open meeting at least seven days prior otherwise any action they take at that meeting should not be considered definitive.
But if you actually KNEW the law, then you would also KNOW that in Section 10004 of the Delaware Code, 29 Del. C. Sec 10004 (e)(3) as stated below:
(3) All public bodies shall give public notice of the type set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection of any special or rescheduled meeting as soon as reasonably possible, but in any event no later than 24 hours before such meeting. A special or rescheduled meeting shall be defined as one to be held less than 7 days after the scheduling decision is made. The public notice of a special or rescheduled meeting shall include an explanation as to why the notice required by paragraph (1) of this subsection could not be given. – See more at: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/decode/29/100/10004#sthash.vtSYCMGT.dpuf
Basically, they are within their rights, as stated in the Delaware Code. Who knows, maybe there is a law degree in the future for this old fart.
You are right, but they can’t act on anything. They can discuss, but voting on new board members? Big no no! That is an action item, and they MUST provide seven days notice for that.
Didn’t this board just get trained recently? They should know this. No excuses now. Just another reason…