Newark Charter School Board President Stephen Dressel is claiming they joined the lawsuit against the Christina School District and the Delaware Department of Education, along with 14 other charter schools, and actually said “This is not a step we take lightly.” Yeah right! Dressel sent a letter to NCS parents and staff today about the suit. No doubt to rile them up more than they already are. I’m sure they will blast me on their new Facebook page, Parent Networking. Since NCS Parents had a few moles (guess what chumps, you still do). Greg Meece, Stephen Dressel and Joanne Schlossberg started this whole mess when Christina passed their referendum. They know exactly what they are doing here. Maybe that’s why they had their 16 minute board meeting in September so they could rush to executive session to talk about this. I have no doubt they were salivating at the opportunity. If anyone doesn’t see this for what it really is, they are fooling themselves.
Because of the lawsuit, any communication around this issue is probably not allowable by FOIA since it would be a part of litigation. But we all know who started this and why. Greg Meece. The “savior” of Delaware public education. It will be interesting to see how the Delaware DOE reacts to this. After all their boasts about NCS, look what they did. I have a feeling there is a lot more to this. All I know is the ESSA Student and School Supports Discussion Group in an hour and 15 minutes is going to be very interesting. How can this subject not come up?
Funny how NCS brings up taxpayer dollars when the whole district to charter funding formula by itself is flawed. NCS and the other charters are about to learn a very important lesson called “you don’t understand district funding”. And how does this work when Donald Patton, who sits on the board of Las Americas ASPIRAS, is also an administrator in the Christina School District? Isn’t that a HUGE conflict of interest?