Last Tuesday, the Charter School Accountability Committee at the Delaware Department of Education held their initial charter renewal meetings with Campus Community School, Providence Creek Academy, and MOT Charter School. Included below are the initial reports for each school. The other day I wrote about Response To Intervention (RTI) and how it is frequently used for special education identification purposes. Pay close attention to the following reports in regards to RTI and when it is used.
Organizationally and financially, Campus Community looks to be in good shape. Academically, they clearly have some things to work on, based on DOE standards. Especially with science, according to them. I find it interesting they are moving to “standards-based” grading.
How can you have a meeting like this and not once mention the fact that you are being investigated by the state auditor? Yes, they did the right thing with it, but I’m shocked no one at the DOE actually brought it up. Something seemed really off with what PCA was saying in regards to their academics. And what was Chuck Taylor talking about with the whole “we have a pond” thing at the end? And make a mental note on when PCA said most students get an IEP and the fact that students from Kindergarten to 3rd grade do not get basic special education funding…
Like I said last Spring, MOT’s charter renewal looks to be a slam dunk. The fact that they were investigated by the State Auditor and cleared of any wrongdoing will only support this.
My prediction with all three: all three will be renewed with PCA possibly going on probationary status because of the State Auditor thing, but I doubt that will happen. Unless something comes out of the woodwork like Family Foundations Academy did last year, this will be an easy process. Besides, DOE is going to have their hands full with The Delaware Met!