Happy Valentines Day DE DOE Authorized Charter Schools! From the Transparency Cupid!

You didn’t think I was just checking out the Red Clay charters, did you?  I wouldn’t do that to you guys!  I have enough love for all the charters today, since the Delaware Department of Education doesn’t want to monitor your transparency, or in the case of many of you, the lack thereof!

Academia Antonia Alonso-minutes-December, Agenda-December

Academy of Dover-minutes-December, Agenda-January

Campus Community-minutes-November, Agenda-January

Delaware Acad. of Public Safety & Security-minutes-Dec 2014, agenda- “standard” message, don’t list agendas separately

Early College High School-minutes-November 2014, agenda-Jan. 29th mtg.

East Side Charter-minutes-November 2014*** , agenda-January 28th mtg, Didn’t have board mtg in December

Family Foundations Academy-minutes-January 20th, Agenda-February 10th

First State Montessori-minutes-September 2014, agenda-October 2014

Gateway Lab School-minutes-December 2014, agenda-Feb. 17th mtg

Kuumba Academy-minutes-September 2014, agenda-November

Las Americas Aspira Academy-minutes-December 2014 , agenda-January 20th mtg

MOT –minutes-September 2014, agenda-January 28th mtg (states will post agenda 10 days before next meeting)

Moyer Academy-minutes-December 2014 , agenda-January 27th mtg

Newark Charter School-minutes-December 2014, agenda-February 17th mtg

Odyssey Charter School-minutes-December 2014 , agenda-February

Positive Outcomes-minutes-October 2014, agenda-February 18th

Prestige Academy-minutes-December 2014, agenda-February (I already covered their December minutes)

Providence Creek Academy-minutes-December 2014 , agenda-January 27th mtg

Reach Academy For Girls-minutes-January 2015, agenda-February 18th mtg

Sussex Academy-minutes-November 2014, agenda-January 20th mtg

Thomas Edison Charter-minutes-November 2014, agenda-December mtg

Some of you are right on it, but 9 out of 21 of you are behind on your minutes.  5 out of 21 of you are behind on your agendas.  If you have both, you need to get on it.  It’s not hard.  The public school districts do it, and they have A LOT more work than you folks do!  Some of them even record their board meetings!  You should try it sometime.  I have a feeling it may become the law of the land sooner or later!  Some of you are new charters this year and I don’t want to see you get into the habit of non-transparency like some of your contemporaries!  And you would think Prestige Academy would fix their damn website after I posted about their Rubiks Cube website trying to find their board minutes.  I guess they are still trying to figure out how to fix that little itty bitty problem with voting on board items without a quorum at their December tavern meeting!

As for the Delaware Charter School office, I’ve heard you talking about this topic a couple times at State Board of Education meetings.  Is it that the charters just don’t care?  It sounds to me like they just ignore you.  But unless you listen to the digital audio recordings of the State Board meetings, one would never know this information.  I can’t do your job for you!  Well, I can, but then you would have to pay me! 🙂

 

Happy Valentines Day Red Clay Charters: Charter School of Wilmington, Delaware College Prep & DE Military Academy

Happy Valentines Day you wonderful Red Clay Consolidated School District charters!  I just wanted to extend the love since no one at Red Clay seems to want to monitor you guys.  I was looking at your websites, and I noticed something:

YOU HAVE NO TRANSPARENCY OF YOUR BOARD MEETINGS!!!!!

Charter School of Wilmington, last board meeting minutes: September 2014, last agenda posted-January 27th meeting

Delaware College Prep, last board meeting minutes: July 2014, last agenda posted: No agendas posted, just states what the “standard” agenda” is for each meeting

Delaware Military Academy, last board meeting minutes: September 2014, last agenda posted-NONE

And the Wilmington Education Committee wants Red Clay to take over the Christina School District Wilmington schools?  Why?  They can’t even oversee the three charters in their district!  Given the timeframe on when these charters last updated their board meetings, it almost seems intentional.  I wonder who would have planned that…