final step in the process occurs on June 28
with a ´public meeting.µThis meeting, as the previous two, will be held in Dover. Allstakeholders can attend and be heard with their views and thoughtsabout Pencader Charter High School. Dr. Lowery, the Secretary of Education, will then make a final determination about the fate of Pencader Charter High School. Her decision could be one of severaloptions available to her.1.
She could require Pencader be put on probationary status andnecessitate the submission of monthly or quarterly reports andhave Pencader work closely with the Department of Education tocompose those reports in a manner that the Department of Education requests2.
Another option is that Pencader is deemed to be fulfilling itscharter based on the documented and proposed changesprovided to the Department and as a result, no other requirements placed on Pencader other than continuing to meetits financial obligations; and3.
The direst, which is not presently anticipated, would be thatDepartment of Education revoke the charter and close theschool.We are proud of what we are accomplishing for Pencader·sstudents. Our academic progress continues to speak for itself, and weare confident that the State Department of Education will be pleasedwith the financial and restructuring changes we are making and thatthe article forecasting the closing of Pencader School will just beanother version of the tale of the boy who cried ´wolf!µ Our 600 plusstudents work too hard and are doing too well to be let down. We arecommitted to not only keeping Pencader Charter High School open butone night in the not too distant future we want our school to berecognized as an outstanding school of business and finance! Acatalyst in education!