A great rundown of recently introduced legislation in Dover that relates to education. Well worth the read. Especially the curveball I did not expect either, mandatory cursive in school!
Delaware State Rep. Kim Williams introduced legislation that would make Delaware charter schools have to go through the same auditing process as school districts and vocational districts with their yearly audit. Since 2010, charters have been exempt from being audited by the Delaware State Auditor’s office, currently run by Tom Wagner.
In light of financial improprieties by Family Foundations Academy, Pencader and a slew of other charters that has not yet come into public notice, this bill is timely and important. The charters have the ability now to hire an independent auditor, but this bill would change all that and would cause the charters to be audited the same way all other public schools in Delaware are required to.