Transparent Christina sets single day hit record. #netDE

Thank you to all of my readers. I know the news isn’t always good, but it is the news we all care about, that affects our kids and our schools. Hopefully, this saga is wrapping up and we can all move on with our charter blue ribbon commission and back to school supplies shopping.

Why are Delaware elected leaders lying to us? Do they think we do not know how to google?

from WDDE.com: http://www.wdde.org/26222-charter-school-task-force-delaware

main quote:

As the session drew to a close after nearly two and a half hours, Schooley announced that House Speaker Robert Gilligan (D-Sherwood Park) had agreed to create “a blue-ribbon committee or task force,” with Schooley as its chair, to study an overhaul of the current charter school law. The panel would include members of the House and Senate, representatives of the Department of Education and Gov. Markell’s office, leaders of charter schools and traditional school districts and other stakeholders. It will likely take a week or two to get the group organized and determine its scope, Schooley said.

One of the final speakers at the hearing hinted at the difficulties the panel will face and the importance of its decisions.

A week or two? Come on Dover, we deserve better than bald faced lies like this. Is this your legacy, Speaker Gilligan, lying to Delaware?.

News Journal has news of denial up on web. #netDE #PCHS

Article here: http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20120730/NEWS03/120730020/Pension-office-denies-Pencader-teachers-appeals?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home

 

 

The Delaware Pension Office denied the appeals of two Pencader Charter High School teachers who claimed they were not double-dipping by collecting a state pension and a salary – a violation of state law.

In addition to denying Shirley Roccia and Bob Lewis’ appeal, the board referred Lewis’ case to the state Attorney General’s Office for further investigation and possible prosecution of misdemeanor charges.

Earlier this month, it was revealed during a public pension board meeting that school leader Ann Lewis paid her husband, Bob Lewis, and two other teachers thousands in wages after the state pension office warned in September it was a serious violation of the pension law. The teachers were wrongly double dipping by collecting both a pension and a paycheck from Pencader, the state alleges.

I stopped giving political advice awhile ago, but if the State Board, the Secretray of Education and @GovernorMarkell wanted this coverage to die down:

they would engage as the taxpayer funded organizations they are, and intervene at Pencader. This advice is, as always, free of charge.

It’s Official! Pencader School Leader’s husband’s pension hearing determination is in.

This is the ruling portended by the story by Nichole Dobo: http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20120722/NEWS03/307220041/Pencader-teachers-appeal-ruling

He must repay the pension monies.

Pencader donor list question? #netDE

Children and Educators First reveals here: http://elizabethscheinberg.blogspot.com/2012/07/pencaders-tax-exempt-status-revoked.html

that Robert and Ann Lewis are $1000 donors to Pencader. The Lewis’ company Educational Consulting, used apparently to defraud the Delaware Pension system billed Pencader for Mr. Lewis’ salary save a few occasions. Below is one of them:

I wonder what the date of their $1K donation was? From the checkbook:

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING

OFFICE SUPPLIES

1/3/2012

$1,000.00