At 1:30pm tomorrow, the Delaware Met will appear before the Charter School Accountability Committee to answer questions surrounding their Formal Review. At the October Delaware State Board of Education meeting, the board unanimously agreed to placing the brand new charter school on formal review two months after they opened. The school wrote a response to the allegations surrounding the Formal Review.
The school has also submitted many documents, which can be found here. But I thought a peak at the financial information they submitted to the DOE is warranted for this article. These documents confirm their current enrollment at 218 students.
Also in these documents are charts showing which traditional school districts their students are coming from along with their estimated unit counts for funding from Delaware:
Last week, Wilmington Mayor Williams and the police went to the school to address matters as well. An advocate well known in Wilmington by the name of CEO Hope attended as well. This will be a very interesting meeting tomorrow as a formal review this early in a charter school’s history is unprecedented. Note to attendees: there is no public comment at these meetings. That will occur on November 16th, and this is listed on this blog’s Education Meetings and Events page:
11/16: Delaware Met Formal Review Public Hearing, 5pm, Carvel State Office Bldg., Auditorium, 820 N. French St., 2nd Floor, Wilmington
The final recommendation by the Charter School Accountability Committee will not happen until their 11/30 meeting. After that, Secretary of Education Dr. Steven Godowsky will submit his final decision to the State Board of Education at their December 17th meeting where the board will vote for final action.