Christina School District board member John Young announced on Facebook the Christina Board of Education will be holding an impromptu board meeting on November 30th. The purpose of the meeting: to go into executive session and then briefly come out in public session to possibly vote on a settlement in the lawsuit filed against Christina and the Delaware Dept. of Education. The suit was filed by 15 charter schools in early October who “claim” they weren’t getting their rightful share of Christina’s local funds and the Delaware DOE allowed this to happen.
I have a gazillion questions surrounding this.
Was this a settlement brought to Christina from the Charter cabal?
Was this a settlement offered by Christina to the Charter cabal?
Is the Delaware DOE part of this settlement?
Should Christina settle?
If they settle, would this cost less than a long drawn-out court battle and they won?
If they lost the court battle, would the judgment against Christina be less than what the charters want?
Why would Christina settle if their CFO Bob Silber said they did nothing wrong?
If they settled, is that an admission of guilt and would Silber resign?
What is the DOE’s role if this does go to court?
If Christina went to court and won could a judge rule the charters have to pay Christina’s attorney fees?
If Christina did settle would that mean the local funding formula would be how the charters wanted it at the beginning of the school year?
What do the legislators think of this news?
Is Betsy DeVos behind any of this? (of course not, but never hurts to ask)
If (and this is a BIG IF) Dr. Robert Andrzejewski becomes the next Delaware Secretary of Education, would this be seen as him clearing the deck for his stint in Dover? Would it be ethical for him to even entertain a settlement if this is the plan?
Christina doesn’t have an agenda up for this emergency meeting at this point, but I would guess it is coming shortly. As I reported a while ago, it appears the Longwood Foundation is paying for the charter school cabal’s attorney fees. And if I know the ringleader of all this (think Greg Meece), I can’t picture him wanting to all of a sudden settle on this. Could a third-party (say, a recently elected Governor John Carney) have reached out to everyone involved and basically said “work this out, I don’t want to start my stint with all this in the air”?
I need more details on this. I think Christina’s board should let it ALL out in their “brief” public session on Wednesday night.