Delaware DOE’s Charter Diva Stouffer Replaces Chuck Taylor At Providence Creek Academy

I knew Providence Creek Academy had no choice but to finally find a new Head of School after their “three-year search”.  Chuck Taylor was never supposed to stay that long.  It was, after all, just a coincidence he stayed for three years at a greatly increased salary of $170,000.00.  It is also a coincidence he … Continue reading Delaware DOE’s Charter Diva Stouffer Replaces Chuck Taylor At Providence Creek Academy

Beloved Providence Creek Academy Teacher Mike Rice Passed Away Last Night

The entire Providence Creek Academy went through a major shock as news trickled out that Physical Education teacher Mike Rice passed away unexpectedly last night.  While official details are not being released at this point in time, it is definitely a tragedy for Rice’s family, friends, co-workers, and the students and families of PCA. Students … Continue reading Beloved Providence Creek Academy Teacher Mike Rice Passed Away Last Night

The Hidden Secrets Behind Providence Creek Academy’s Bomb Threat & Audit Investigation

It seems random events are not so random at Providence Creek Academy, the charter school in Clayton, DE. It now appears that the audit investigation into suspected fraud by a former employee was missing a lot of information. Two other employees were also taking funds meant for students for their own personal use. Head of … Continue reading The Hidden Secrets Behind Providence Creek Academy’s Bomb Threat & Audit Investigation

Providence Creek Academy’s Hot Mess! This Is Why Transparency Is Needed From DE Charters!

Originally posted on The Exceptional Infinite:
Providence Creek Academy held their parent forum last night to address the threat made by a teacher when he was terminated last week.  Parents were furious because of the lack of communication from the school and the fact that many of them heard about it through Facebook or other…

Teachers And Staff At Providence Creek Academy Choose The Nuclear Option

The revolt at Providence Creek Academy is about to blow wide open.  And at the epicenter of this is Head of School, Chuck Taylor. Tomorrow night, Providence Creek Academy is holding their July Board of Directors meeting.  I have no doubt one of the biggest items of discussion in their Executive Session will be how … Continue reading Teachers And Staff At Providence Creek Academy Choose The Nuclear Option

Why Is Chuck Taylor Still The Head Of School At Providence Creek Academy?

For well over two years, Providence Creek Academy has been searching for a new Head of School.  Let me repeat that.  For over two years.  And guess who is on the committee to hire a new Head of School?  Chuck Taylor.  The not-so-interim and more like permanent Head of School.  How many interviews have they … Continue reading Why Is Chuck Taylor Still The Head Of School At Providence Creek Academy?

Beneath The Happy Face Of Providence Creek Academy…

On a Facebook page called The Unofficial PCA, about Providence Creek Academy, the host put up a post on Monday about a large exodus of teachers from the Kent County charter school.  The post disappeared, but a more watered down version of the question showed up Wednesday night on the page.  As well, students in Kindergarten … Continue reading Beneath The Happy Face Of Providence Creek Academy…

Providence Creek Academy’s Official Response To The Auditor’s Report

Providence Creek Academy wrote an official response to the Delaware Auditor of Account’s investigative report on their school finances which showed outright theft of school funds through purchase cards and the payroll system.  This appeared on the Providence Creek Academy Facebook page today at 7:32pm. The Board of Providence Creek Academy Charter School wishes to address … Continue reading Providence Creek Academy’s Official Response To The Auditor’s Report

Providence Creek Academy Knew About Their Financial Abuse & Still Backed Sokola’s Non-Transparency Audit Bill

As revealed just half an hour ago, Providence Creek Academy was the latest in the never-ending “Delaware Charter School Financial Abuse Scandals”.  They knew this report was coming out.  You would think they would have shut up about charter school audit bills given this information.  But no, they went on their Facebook page and encouraged … Continue reading Providence Creek Academy Knew About Their Financial Abuse & Still Backed Sokola’s Non-Transparency Audit Bill

Providence Creek Academy State Audit Inspection Released: Rehab Costs, Las Vegas Trip, & P-Card Abuses

The Delaware Auditor of Accounts just released an inspection report on Providence Creek Academy showing many violations in procurement card spending and very questionable payroll expenses.  The office was tipped off over a year ago, around the same time as Family Foundations Academy, about alleged financial improprieties at the school, as well as the Delaware Department of … Continue reading Providence Creek Academy State Audit Inspection Released: Rehab Costs, Las Vegas Trip, & P-Card Abuses

Providence Creek Academy & Campus Community Public Hearing Transcripts

Last Monday evening, the night before the initial meetings with the Charter School Accountability Committee for their charter renewals, Providence Creek Academy and Campus Community School had their first public hearings.  Nobody spoke out against either school.  Instead it was stacked with board members, administration, and parents for PCA, and administration and teachers for Campus … Continue reading Providence Creek Academy & Campus Community Public Hearing Transcripts

Campus Community School, Providence Creek Academy, & MOT Charter School: Charter Renewal Initial Reports

Last Tuesday, the Charter School Accountability Committee at the Delaware Department of Education held their initial charter renewal meetings with Campus Community School, Providence Creek Academy, and MOT Charter School.  Included below are the initial reports for each school.  The other day I wrote about Response To Intervention (RTI) and how it is frequently used for … Continue reading Campus Community School, Providence Creek Academy, & MOT Charter School: Charter Renewal Initial Reports

Providence Creek Academy’s P-Card Misappropriation Of Funds But How They Took Quick Action

When I see the words “p-card” and “misappropriation of funds”, I am usually pretty hard on charters.  The reason for that is because I don’t see a great deal of action taken on it.  All too often, I see excuses and “reasons”.  Providence Creek Academy seems to be the exception to the rule.  They found … Continue reading Providence Creek Academy’s P-Card Misappropriation Of Funds But How They Took Quick Action

Providence Creek Academy Singing The P-Card Blues During State Auditor Visits!!!!

Providence Creek Academy’s board minutes for June confirm explicitly why the Delaware State Auditor is investigating them.  Once again, it is for unauthorized use of a state-issued purchase card.  But whodunit? I can say one thing for sure: it’s not Chuck Taylor.  I’ve heard who it was, but all I can say is the person … Continue reading Providence Creek Academy Singing The P-Card Blues During State Auditor Visits!!!!

Providence Creek Academy Responds To DOE About State Auditor Investigation

Providence Creek Academy wrote a response to the Delaware Department of Education’s Charter School Office about their charter school renewal. While they did not give any clarifying information about what is being reviewed by State Auditor Tom Wagner’s office, they did confirm some “transactions” are under scrutiny. Sounds like a charter school hat trick in … Continue reading Providence Creek Academy Responds To DOE About State Auditor Investigation

Providence Creek Academy Also Under Review By Delaware State Auditor

As highlighted in the below letter, Providence Creek Academy is also having the State Auditor’s office looking into their finances. This would be the third charter school in Delaware to have this publicly announced in less than six months. I posted an article not even two weeks ago where the State Auditor’s office did confirm … Continue reading Providence Creek Academy Also Under Review By Delaware State Auditor

Update On Providence Creek Academy’s Week From Hell

Providence Creek Academy had what many parents will say is their worst week ever in their 12 years of operation.  After the first article about the bizarre issues with security at the school and then very concerned parents on their Facebook page and then the very strange defense of the school from some parents the school … Continue reading Update On Providence Creek Academy’s Week From Hell

Parent At Providence Creek Academy Requested Positive Comments! @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @RCEAPrez @ecpaige @Apl_Jax @nannyfat @DelawareBats #Delaware #edchat #netDE #eduDE

A parent on the Providence Creek Academy Facebook page requested I put the positive comments about the school on my blog.  Request honored!  But I will also put many other types of comments on here.  Folks can judge for themselves! Here is the official request: Who do you think you are to post a blog … Continue reading Parent At Providence Creek Academy Requested Positive Comments! @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @RCEAPrez @ecpaige @Apl_Jax @nannyfat @DelawareBats #Delaware #edchat #netDE #eduDE

Providence Creek Academy’s Hot Mess! This Is Why Transparency Is Needed From DE Charters!

Providence Creek Academy held their parent forum last night to address the threat made by a teacher when he was terminated last week.  Parents were furious because of the lack of communication from the school and the fact that many of them heard about it through Facebook or other parents emails.  The lack of transparency … Continue reading Providence Creek Academy’s Hot Mess! This Is Why Transparency Is Needed From DE Charters!

Now Providence Creek Academy (Charter School) is in Hot Water With Parents! No Love From DE Charter School Network for Kent County Charters?

Correction, 11/5/14, 9:07am, the terminated employee was not a computer teacher, but the IT Tech person.  Sorry for any confusion! This is what they call a hat trick!  Last month I wrote about Academy of Dover, this morning I wrote about Campus Community, and now the third: Providence Creek Academy.  This one is kind of … Continue reading Now Providence Creek Academy (Charter School) is in Hot Water With Parents! No Love From DE Charter School Network for Kent County Charters?