In their April 27th board minutes, Thomas Edison revealed they have been in communication with the Delaware State Auditor’s office. While it doesn’t go into specifics, there is a lot of discussion about how to reveal contingency items and how to hide them…
“Mr. Christie stated that to Mr. Velasquez point we have a total of $104,250.00, that we’re saying we have spent this on contingency, but we haven’t really. Mr. Blocksom asked if this makes us look bad and how would the auditors look at this. Mrs. Winder stated that our external auditors wouldn’t recognize it, but not quite sure how the State would react.”
As well, the school absolutely kills it in discussion about the Smarter Balanced Assessment which they only refer to as “the test”. Every Delaware Senator needs to read this report before the vote tomorrow.
The Delaware House of Representatives also need to read this and Pete Schwartzkopf needs to get House Bill 186 on the agenda tomorrow, the Senate needs to suspend Senate rules and skip the Senate Education Committee meeting for this bill, and get House Bill 186 passed before midnight June 30th. This is a shining examples of how Delaware charter schools openly flaunt their disdain for state code and regulation in terms of financial matters. They also need to do the same for House Bill 61 and get these charter schools recording all their board minutes and place them on their websites within seven business days. The days of Delaware charters making their own rules are coming to an end. And nothing Kendall Massett and the Delaware Charter Schools Network or all the backers, investors, and “non-profit” foundations do is going to stop this.
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Put these fools behind bars Mr. Attorney General!!! This is becoming a f#$king game now. How much tax payer money can we steal before it all gets swept under the carpet???
Brewington and Moore walked away and more and more people are following their lead. By not pressing charges, we have created a system where it is just a free for all. These people are stealing money like nobody’s business.
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DOE requires a 2% contingency fund each fiscal year. Since schools are required to have this, many add it to the budget so that the money is not spent. All this conversation you point to is in regards to that. They set aside 11.5k each month for their contingency. It is not spent. It is not hidden. It is not a crime.
The board seems concerned about where and how to identify this set aside since it would seem like an expense when it is not.
If you keep looking for conspiracy you will pull on anything. This is not the crime you were looking for.