As the clock ticks for a decision on Odyssey Charter School’s formal review, the final public hearing will be tonight. Meanwhile, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), which is the primary reason the school went under formal review in the first place, is begging their membership to come out in support of AHEPAn control of the school’s Board of Directors. So much so they are beginning to sound very desperate. I would urge the Delaware Secretary of Education and the State Board of Education to use a grain of salt when they read the public comments submitted to them.
From: AHEPA Wilmington Chapter 95 Office of the President <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:10 PM
Subject: CALL TO ACTION/PLEASE READ CAREFULLY/AND EMAIL IMMEDIATELY!
We need to FLOOD the DOE with emails regarding the AHEPA Family’s involvement with the Odyssey Charter School. We MUST retain control for the school to continue to grow with the mission and vision of its pioneering creators! Below, please find instructions on what should be done IMMEDIATELY. In addition to yourself, share with family members and friends so that we inundate the DOE email box with supporting emails.
Click on this link: https://delaware.gov/help/degov-contact.shtml
Enter your name, email, etc.
In the drop down for Category, enter Education
Subject: I support the AHEPA Family majority on the Odyssey Board…..or pick your own subject. But make it stand out that you support the AHEPA Family
Enter your information in the body information
Share this with your friends and relatives. Have your spouse do it too! We need to impact their inbox!
And don’t forget! We need you AND your VOICE and the Carvel State Office Building in downtown Wilmington next Monday, July 8th at 5pm. You must sign up to speak, so please be there before 5!!!
That was solicitation for the public comment. Notice the use of the word “brothers” in the above email. I guess “sisters” don’t get this email. But I digress…
The following email was sent out yesterday to AHEPANs for public comment at the public hearing tonight at 5pm.
From: Michael Kirifides < email@example.com>
Date: July 7, 2019 at 1:44:14 PM EDT
Subject: Fwd: CALL TO ACTION/PLEASE READ CAREFULLY/AND EMAIL IMMEDIATELY!
From a “few individuals”. Those “few individuals” sure put the spotlight on a lot of individuals, didn’t they Mr. Kirifides! Is that spotlight “hostile” or just making sure the school board follows the laws of the state? Didn’t know it was hostile to point out financial fraud! I hope this formal review puts the AHEPA brotherhood in their place! “May the Lord be!”
***Editor’s note: If you haven’t read or watched “The Handmaid’s Tale”, the references to the religious quotes will be lost on you. For those who do, doesn’t AHEPA sound very much like Gilead?