In the January minutes for the Family Foundations Academy Board of Directors, a notation was made about Chairman Charles McDowell having the board approve an invoice by for a report that was done. The invoice was provided by the Executive Director for both Family Foundations Academy and EastSide Charter School. The invoice, for $10,500.00, was for a report on an Early Learning Academy study. The board approved the payment. The minutes went on to talk about the feasibility of having an Early Learning Academy in New Castle, DE.