Christina Board voted on charter school settlement
The Christina Board of Education voted yes for a settlement with the 15 charter schools suing them and the Delaware Dept. of Education over exclusions in the local funding formula. Board member Fred Pulaski made a motion to approve the settlement. Board member John Young said two hours isn’t enough time to digest the entire settlement. He said he wasn’t happy with the way things went down and the short notice to come up with an answer. Shirley Saffer, another board member, agreed with Young’s assessment of the situation. The vote came down to 4 yes and 3 no. The three no votes were cast by Board President Elizabeth Paige and members Young and Saffer.
Many legislators showed up for the decision: Senator David Sokola, Rep. Paul Baumbach, and Rep. Ed Osienski. Baumbach left before the board came out of executive session.