Last month, the boards of EastSide Charter School and Charter School of New Castle decided to break up the unique partnership between the two schools that had been in existence for nearly five years.
In late 2015, when Family Foundations Academy was under formal review for financial and governance reasons, the Board of Directors at EastSide Charter School stepped in and essentially took over the school. EastSide Head of School Director, Dr. Lamont Browne, took over as leader of both schools. The former Heads of School at FFA were charged with theft of school funds. Sean Moore served time in federal prison for his role in the crimes.
In 2016, Browne left for a position in Denver, Colorado and Aaron Bass took over the role as the leader for Vision Academies (the name of the partnership between EastSide and FFA).
In 2017, Family Foundations Academy changed their name to Charter School of New Castle.
Bass will continue as the Head of School for EastSide Charter School while Charter School of New Castle will continue to have LaRetha Odumosu as Principal of their middle school and Rachel Valentin as Principal of their elementary school.