Members of the Christina School Board will meet in a rare session on Saturday following the state’s decision to freeze $11 million in Race to the Top funding the district was supposed to receive.
The meeting will be held at 5 PM Saturday at the Eden Support Service Center at 925 Bear Corbitt Road in Bear. There’s only one item on the agenda for the meeting: Race to the Top Funding. The district says while the hearing will be open to the public, board members may go into executive session in order to get legal advice on how to move forward. The extra meeting was added to meet a state Department of Education deadline to provide information on the decision that was set for May 9.
The state froze the federal funds following a controversial school board meeting last week. The state claims that the distric voted against the reform agreement it had pledged to implement to improve student improvement at two failing schools, Glasgow High and Stubbs Elementary. Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released a statement supporting the actions by the Delaware Department of Education in freezing the funds.