Providence Creek Academy wrote a response to the Delaware Department of Education’s Charter School Office about their charter school renewal. While they did not give any clarifying information about what is being reviewed by State Auditor Tom Wagner’s office, they did confirm some “transactions” are under scrutiny. Sounds like a charter school hat trick in less than six months with questionable purchases a school made. Why does the DOE have no one monitoring this stuff? Why does it only come up at charter school renewals or when it becomes so big they don’t know how to handle it?
I love the part in the letter that failed to mention what caused all the “turmoil” among the staff and the board of directors. How ironic that the very same head of school that “resigned” a couple years previous is able to fill the role of “interim” head of school. I would say that worked out rather well for him. Oh yeah, and Chuck Taylor is also the President of the Delaware Charter School Network’s governing board. The very same board that former Family Foundations Academy head of school Sean Moore used to be on as treasurer. And look at that, Providence Creek Academy also had a board member who was a treasurer resign. This should be an adventure watching this charter renewal! Stephen Esmond, the former headmaster of Tatnall Middle School in Wilmington, was chosen for the PCA Head of School position, but unfortunately he was the victim of an alleged poisoning in the Virgin Islands and is still under heavy medical care.