As I reported earlier tonight, the Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security is closed. Tonight, at a public meeting with parents, the school announced the students there will have to find a new school tomorrow.
Sources from the meeting at Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security tonight are saying the Delaware charter school is shut down effective immediately. Students have to find a new school to go to tomorrow.
Herb Sheldon and his ghost enrollments assuredly played a factor. I can’t begin to stress how crazy this is. He screwed over this school and now all the students will pay the price.
I’m sorry, but the Delaware Department of Education had to have some sense of how bad this was and the State Board of Education should have shut them down effective the end of the last school year. At least that way students and families could have found new schools. Instead, we have this.
I know folks tried to turn this ship around but it already hit the iceberg years ago. I also feel bad for the staff who are unemployed as of tomorrow. This has to hurt. I know I wrote a ton about this the past year. I really did hope they could turn it around.
Updated, 3:15pm: The meeting at 7pm tonight is a regular meeting for parents. But the DAPSS’ board is meeting from 5-7pm where they are expected to go into executive session. Here is the deal though- if more than half of those board members stick around for the parent meeting, it MUST be declared a public meeting and they MUST put up an agenda for it. Circumstances do allow for special or emergency board meetings, but they have to call it such and follow the appropriate steps.
Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security is holding a special board meeting tonight. They are inviting all parents and students to attend. That isn’t normal. What is the crisis at the charter school now? Continue reading **UPDATED**DAPSS In Crisis Mode As Parents Are Invited To “Special” Meeting