The Delaware State Police issued a press release today about the arrest of Tymere Moore, an 18 year old Middletown High School student in Appoquinimink School District. It gives much more information than the statement Appoquinimink Superintendent Matt Burrows sent to parents yesterday. Including the very disturbing fact that the student actually pulled out the handgun and pointed it at another student. The primary charge in the arrest was for brandishing a handgun. Which was not mentioned in Burrows’ parent letter at all. Continue reading Appo Superintendent Matt Burrows Failed To Disclose Student Pointed Handgun At Student In Parent Letter
Sussex County in Delaware could have their second charter school in the coming years in the form of another Delaware Montessori charter. This hint was given at, of all places, a Christina School District Board of Education meeting.
Timing is everything as they say and part of that is being at the right place at the right time. During public comment at the Christina board meeting yesterday, a gentleman with what appeared to be a national Montessori movement (my apologies for not having the exact information on his role) spoke in support of Christina’s Montessori program. An action item on the board’s agenda, which failed to pass, could have closed the program in the district. But during the man’s public comment, he talked about Montessori programs in Delaware. He indicated if Christina did not renew the program, Delaware would be the first state in the country to see a failed Montessori program. He spoke about the popularity of First State Montessori Academy, a charter school in downtown Wilmington. He also said the Christina program serves students in the Newark area. But he also said there is an application in the works for a Sussex County Montessori charter school.
Nothing is showing up on the Delaware Dept. of Education’s website for ANY submitted charter school applications. The deadline for new charter applications for the 2018-2019 school year is January 3rd, 2017. I will certainly keep checking to see if any applications do show up.