East Side Charter School and Family Foundations Academy (now Charter School of New Castle) share the same board under the umbrella name of Vision Academies. Yes, that name should sound very familiar to Delawareans. I guess throwing the word “vision” into the name lends clout in certain corners of the state. But what did the board do in December that could be seen as a big no-no and has even been named as something school boards shouldn’t do in recent audit investigations? And is their latest recruitment strategy really something that screams “Hire me”?
Yes, this appeared in Vision Academies’ January Board minutes.
Yes, the board donated money and gifts for a raffle for teacher’s holiday presents. Yes, the school really held a Happy Hour for new teaching recruits. Was it at the school as the flyer suggests? You be the judge.
Wow, that is one nice cafeteria over at that school! Surely that can’t be at the school. It’s probably just a restaurant. They wouldn’t actually hold a recruitment drive at a bar, right?
Oh, so it was at a bar. My bad. I really hope they didn’t use school funds to buy prospective teachers any alcohol. I hope that margarita glass on the table was non-alcoholic! I understand Mr. Bass is new as the Executive Director, but he may just want to check to see if certain things are okay! And the board should not be donating anything to staff in terms of money or gifts. I would read a certain school district audit inspection that came out days before a referendum to be extra sure!
And for those who thought I was done with this… I’m baaaaack!