Community Education Building Deferred $250,000 In Rent For Academia Antonia Alonso

According to Academia Antonia Alonso’s board minutes for their December 2014 meeting, the Community Education Building sent the school a letter agreeing to defer another $50,000 in rent, bringing a total of $250,000.00 to date.  As well, it appears enrollment is down and they have applied for a major modification based on these lower numbers.  This was at an emergency board meeting on 12/26/14.  In addition, I reported in early January that Head of School Peter Barry “resigned”.  The DOE Charter School website currently shows Teresa Gerchman as the Interim Head of School, who also serves as the CMO for Early College High School at Delaware State University (at least as of their November board meeting).

I really wish my mortgage company would keep deferring my mortgage!  Hell, if they deferred a percentage of that, I’d have my house paid off!  Is it the CEB deferring the rent, or the Longwood Foundation?  Read about it below!

Very Cryptic Board Meeting At Academia Antonia Alonso Last Night

This has to be the funniest article I’ve seen Albright report on for the News Journal.  I talked to him after the State Board of Education meeting, and he said he was going to this “emergency” board meeting they were having.  We already know Peter Barry was given “extended leave” by the board.  Was this ultra-double-secret board meeting giving him more than an extended leave?

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/education/2015/01/15/charter-board-makes-secret-personnel-decision/21841415/

Kendall Massett’s been making the media rounds lately.  Someone has to be the spokesperson for the charters, and I guess she is it.  Channel 6 ABC News even jumped on the Family Foundations/Eastside thing.  I love how the State Board of Education Secretary of Education Mark Murphy and officials from the Delaware DOE declined an interview.  I’m sure they didn’t want to be asked the questions about how the state did nothing while FFA leaders used the school as their personal ATM machine!

http://6abc.com/news/troubled-charter-school-in-wilmington-to-stay-open/476852/