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.
from WDDE.com: http://www.wdde.org/26222-charter-school-task-force-delaware
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?.
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.
they would engage as the taxpayer funded organizations they are, and intervene at Pencader. This advice is, as always, free of charge.
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.
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: