I expected there to be some fireworks over at Glasgow High School today. There were. District officials came rushing over at 8am and met with Principal Harold “Butch” Ingram. Ingram then held a staff meeting to let folks know what was going on. Cue some Spin Doctors music here readers! I sent an email to Butch to let him know he is more than welcome to come on here and let the fine people of Delaware know what happened. I sent this to Ingram, Superintendent Richard Gregg, and the entire Christina Board of Education minutes ago.
Good afternoon Mr. Ingram,
I am the writer for Exceptional Delaware and I posted the article about your high school yesterday.
I understand you held a staff meeting today and told staff members that I don’t know what I’m talking about and how wrong I was. We both know what went down at your school, under your supervision. I know much more than what I wrote. The truth will get out eventually. The bottom line is this: you know there were massive screw-ups with IEPs and it wasn’t revealed publicly until I did so. I know the district office is rushing to put out this latest fire. I have no doubt there is a witch hunt to find out how I found out all this. Which is puzzling. If what I wrote was so wrong, why the massive hunt for my sources?
My suggestion is this: focus on cleaning up your own house and what caused this mess to begin with before anything else. I invite you to comment on the eventual blog post this email will become and explain to the public exactly what did happen. I invite you to tell the people of Delaware the school did NOT lose any funding over this because if the IEPs were not updated those students still get general education funding. I also dare you to say none of those students should have IEPs. If those students with the fake IEPs were NOT special education how much funding was the school projected to get and were there any hiring decisions based on those numbers? How many teachers have or will lose their jobs because of this lack of funding that was most likely planned for ahead of time? I completely understand you will have to check with the district office before you can say anything. That’s cool. I would expect that.
In the spirit of full transparency (cause, ya know, someone has to do that in this state), I will be publishing this email on Exceptional Delaware. You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can’t fool me!