In April, the Delaware Department of Education approved the charter school application for Sussex Montessori School. They were originally scheduled to open in the 2019-2020 school year. Now they will open in the 2020-2021 as long as they hit 80% of their enrollment target by May 1st of 2020.
The charter school submitted a minor modification request to the Delaware Department of Education last month and on October 9th, Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting approved the request.
Based on this, no new charter schools will have opened in Delaware during the five-year period between 2015 to 2020.
The reasons, such as having enough time to make renovations on the planned site and hiring a Head of School, can be seen below.