Is The Former Executive Director From Delaware Schools Boards Association Going To Join A Charter School Board?


Sue Francis recently retired as the Executive Director of the Delaware School Boards Association.  She held the title for many years.  So what are her plans for her retirement?  Apparently she has expressed a desire to join another school board!  But not just any school board, a charter school board!  As most know, charter school board members are not publicly elected, so the board would have to vote themselves on whether or not she can join.  So which charter school is it?

It is not one of the newer charters.  It is not one of the oldest charter application dates.  They have been around a while, but not longer than another one in their county.  So that rules out Sussex Academy because they are the only one in that county.  There are more than four in this county, but less than eight.  So now we know it is Kent County, not New Castle County.  The first charter school in Kent County to apply was Positive Outcomes.  Both Early College High School and First State Military Academy both applied in 2013, however, Early College High School opened a year before First State Military Academy so that rules out the military charter.  There are three left: Academy of Dover, Campus Community School and Early College High School.  This charter board she may join did not have one of their former Head of Schools working for Communities in School after she left her position.  So Campus Community is out.  This board also did not approve, in the past year, to have a Kent County high school principal run their school.  So Early College High School is out.  Which leaves the one that hasn’t been ruled out.

Okay, I could have just come out and said it, but for commenter Kristy’s benefit, I took the long way and utilized some of those Common Core standards and critical thinking skills.  Which would you have preferred?

Back to Sue Francis, this was in Academy of Dover’s December board minutes so we will have to wait until their January board minutes come out to see what transpired next!

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

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