As it was announced everywhere a couple hours ago, Vice-President Joe Biden will not run for President in 2016. Had Joe run, and won, it would not shock me to see Delaware Governor Jack Markell given a big seat in the Cabinet. More specifically, the Secretary of Education role. With Jeb Bush faltering in the polls, that is one more Jack Markell elimination as well. Does anyone know if Hillary Clinton and Jack Markell are close? In August, Markell endorsed Biden for President if he ran. Hopefully this caused a feeling of resentment on Hillary’s part. Should Bernie Sanders win, there is no way in hell he would pick Markell. And Trump? Let’s pray we don’t have to worry about that. Maybe Jack will just retire and spend his millions he got during the net-com boom in the late 1990’s…
In MOT Charter School’s September 23rd Board of Directors meeting, Head of School Linda Jennings announced she was leaving her position at the end of this school year.
Mrs. Jennings also provided the Board with her letter of resignation; for which the Board was disheartened to hear. She will continue to serve as Head of School through the 2015-2016 school year and will further remain as a member of the Board of Directors. The Board will set up a Search Committee immediately and a plan for disseminating this news into the school community was discussed.
This comes at a crucial time for MOT as they are going through their charter renewal and they just opened up their high school. In terms of their renewal, the Charter School Accountability Committee had their initial meeting with MOT last week, and in a rare moment, the committee stated they did not need any additional information from MOT to proceed with the renewal process. MOT was recently cleared of any wrongdoing in an investigation from the Delaware State Auditor’s office. Linda Jennings has been with MOT since they opened in 2002, and has been the Head of School since the 2004-2005 school year.