The Delaware Met had their final formal review meeting with the Charter School Accountability Committee this morning. The group’s final recommendation: charter revocation by the end of the next marking period! Which would bring this school to a close by January 22nd. Of course, the Delaware State Board of Education has to also vote on this, which they will at their meeting on 12/17. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the meeting, but I will report details once I receive them.
The group said the Delaware Met violated the terms of their charter. The school opened in August after a one-year delay approved by the DOE. Charter closures are serious business. I feel bad for all the students and parents who made a choice to go to this school. It looks like they will need to start searching again. I didn’t wish for this school to close. I really hope any school can do the right thing for their students. In this case, I don’t think the school had the capability and the means to effectively run this school.
A great deal of the student population at Delaware Met came from Moyer, which also had its charter revoked during the last school year. As well, the school has over a quarter of their population as special education students with IEPs.