Has the Delaware DOE announced the winners for the Charter School Performance Award by default, on their very own website? In the section on their website for applicants of the Charter School Performance Award, their is a clear list of how much each school received from their application and what they can do with the funds. Since the state budget only allotted $1 million as opposed to the $1.5 originally requested, this list could have been more extensive. They did say they would announce the winners today! Each school listed provides the link to my articles on each school’s application as well as my take and opinion about what they asked for.
Las Americas ASPIRA Academy: $250,000, requested $250,000, no restrictions on special education inclusion model
Newark Charter School: $250,000, requested $400,000, can only use for STEM Laboratory
Campus Community School: $50,000, requested $250,000, can only use for school library project
The Delaware MET: $175,000, requested $250,000, can only use for school start-up costs, not for marketing or promotion or student recruitment
Delaware STEM Academy: $175,000, requested $250,000, same as above
First State Military Academy: $50,000, requested $250,000, same as above
Mapleton Charter School at Whitehall: $50,000, requested $250,000, same as above
Applicants that were eligible but didn’t receive any funds: Early College High School and Great Oaks Charter School (both requested $250,000)
The only applicant that wasn’t eligible at all was Odyssey Charter School due to their probation status during the 2014-2015 academic year.
To read the full list on the DOE Website, go here: