First State Military Academy Charter School Performance Award Application

Another school that hasn’t even opened yet applying for more money! Based on performance! Yay!  Another school promoting this New Tech Network system.  The other one was Delaware STEM Academy.  Okay, they are on my radar now..  And we have more salaries as part of this application…

So if they want to enroll in this network their curriculum is essentially based on, but this would only cover the first year,  what happens next year?  Cause you can’t get this award two years in a row…

I would think a military-based school would have already bought a $2000 sound system to bark orders at kids, but no, that’s included in here as well…

UPDATED, 7/1/15, 1:19pm: I took out the part in my write-up concerning the change in location of this school to Camden, Delaware.  This was a technical error on the applicant’s part, and the school is in Clayton, at the same location it has always been.  My apologies for any concerns about this!

7 thoughts on “First State Military Academy Charter School Performance Award Application

  1. You wrote a long paragraph accusing the school’s administration of changing the location without following procedures or notifying parents. That’s nonsense! The school building is located in Clayton. I didn’t write the application, but anyone with an ounce of sense would recognize that the grant application mistakenly listed the wrong city (in its one reference to the school’s location).

    Did you do ANY research before you threw that on the Internet for thousands to see? Did you give the school leaders a chance to clarify the grant application before you accused them of something terrible?

    Clearly you did not. You probably don’t think you.

    I’m a proud parent of a student enrolled at FSMA, and I can attest to the fact that the school is located in Clayton. I’ve visited the building with my daughter and attended numerous events. I commend the school’s leadership and board on exemplary communication with parents, and doing what they have promised at each step of the process.

    Please do a better job, or stop “writing”.

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    • Talk about rushing to judgment! You accuse me of the very thing you are doing. I was going based on a recently submitted application to the DOE on a very major performance award. Numerous charters have switched locations prior to opening. I didn’t know it was a clerical error (a pretty major one at that, which I sincerely hope they correct). It was already on the internet on the DOE’s own website, so anyone could have fallen across it and easily made the same assumption knowing the landscape of charters in our state. Two other charters scheduled to open in August switched locations in the past 2-6 months, so I profusely apologize on my opinion of THEIR error. I hope the best for ANY school in Delaware, but I firmly believe there needs to be greater oversight over our charters. They are not run like typical schools, so I will look for things. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is. I will not apologize for giving transparency to the citizens of the state. Anyone who reads this blog knows I will correct something like this, which I will do now. Thank you for letting me know!

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      • You’re saying the DOE website also listed the wrong location – but the DOE website lists the same location as every other piece of material I’ve ever received from the school. YOU are the only person in the wrong here.

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        • No, I’m saying I got this application from the DOE website, under their section on charter school performance award applications. I got the actual address for the school from the DOE’s list of charter schools. I have since corrected this article AND written another article clarifying this and specifically tagged it with Clayton, DE so those googling the school would find this over the original article. Thanks again for the heads up.

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  2. You wrote a long paragraph accusing the school’s administration of changing the location without following procedures or notifying parents. That’s nonsense! The school building is located in Clayton. I didn’t write the application, but anyone with an ounce of sense would recognize that the grant application mistakenly listed the wrong city (in its one reference to the school’s location).

    Did you do ANY research before you threw that on the Internet for thousands to see? Did you give the school leaders a chance to clarify the grant application before you accused them of something terrible?

    Clearly you did not. You probably don’t think you need to do that.

    I’m a proud parent of a student enrolled at FSMA, and I can attest to the fact that the school is located in Clayton. I’ve visited the building with my daughter and attended numerous events. I commend the school’s leadership and board on exemplary communication with parents, and doing what they have promised at each step of the process.

    Please do a better job, or stop “writing”.

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  3. Pingback: First State Military Academy is NOT changing locations! Ignore what you have read on here! | Exceptional Delaware

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