Three days ago, I posted polls for the biggest tickets in the Delaware Primary. I ran them for Delaware Attorney General (Democrat), Delaware State Auditor (Democrat), U.S. Senator (Democrat), U.S. Senator (Republican), and U.S. Representative (Republican).
Day: August 16, 2018
Delaware DOJ Fraud/Theft Prosecutions Since 2015Delaware Department of Justice
Last night, I sent an email to Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn about the ongoing problem in Delaware concerning fraud and theft of taxpayer funds in Delaware from various state agencies and organizations dependent on state funding. Today, Sonia Augusthy, the head of the Civil Rights and Public Trust division sent me an email regarding my concerns. She sent me a list of what that division has done since they were created in 2015. I was shocked at the amount of names but since I primarily write about education, it is sad to see how rampant fraud and theft is across the state. I was not away Shanna Simmens from Providence Creek Academy had been indicted and is awaiting prosecution. This is the email sent to me from Sonia Augusthy:
Breaking News: Red Clay Superintendent Merv Daugherty To ResignMerv Daugherty
The Red Clay Consolidated School District community will be in shock over this. Superintendent Merv Daugherty will be resigning as of November 1st. A tweet sent out this morning indicated he will be accepting a position out of stated.
Daugherty has been with Red Clay a long time, from July, 2009 to the present. He saw the district through the dreaded Race To The Top years, priority schools, the rise of educational technology, and the strange new era of competency-based education and personalized learning.
Daugherty was the Delaware Superintendent of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year.
The Red Clay board will have to get moving now if they want to find a new Superintendent by the time Merv retires. Most Superintendent searches can take a good 5-6 months. This gives them less than 3 months.
I wish Merv all the best in his retirement. I’ve dealt with him many times and he would respond to me in a timely fashion. Good luck Merv!
Updated, 9:43am: Red Clay just announced the following on their Facebook account-
The Red Clay Board of Education will meet in executive session on Aug. 28, 2018 to discuss naming an interim superintendent, engaging a search firm to assist and guide the board in moving forward and the process the district will use in its search for Dr. Daugherty’s replacement. Details will be released shortly thereafter.
Updated, 9:48am: Red Clay sent out the following press release about Daugherty’s resignation-