At the Family Foundations Academy Board meeting last night, Sean Moore and Dr. Tennell Brewington, previously suspended with leave, were terminated by the board. This ends their long tenure with the school amidst allegations of financial impropriety and mismanagement.
Two other board members, Byron Brooks and Gregory Smith resigned. Out of the original board, only Monnica May and Rayne Fletcher remain. There were five new additions to the board: Jocelyn Stewart, Faculty member Jason Casper, and three Eastside Charter Board members are coming over to the FFA board- Charlie McDowell, Thomas Humphrey and Charles Tolliver. Sadly, I was not given any consideration in my bid for a board seat. I think I’ll be okay.
With the new board, there is much more diversity. Previously, the board had been all mostly all male African-Americans, but now there are four Caucasian and three African-American members with two of them being female and five male. Dr. Lamont Browne from Eastside Charter will be supervising the situation at Family Foundations for the foreseeable future.
The big question will be if these changes are enough for the Delaware Department of Education, who will decide on the embattled school’s charter renewal this Thursday, January 15th, at the State Board of Education meeting. Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Murphy and the State Board will determine if the school will remain open after the end of this school year.