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August 21, 2011

New Del. law toughens scrutiny of charter schools

Filed under: Charter Schools — millerlf @ 8:12 pm
August 19, 2011 AP

DOVER, Del.—Board members at Delaware’s charter schools will have to undergo criminal background and child abuse registry checks under a bill being signed into law by Gov. Jack Markell. The bill Markell is signing Friday also prohibits individuals who have felony convictions or convictions for a crime against a child from serving on a charter school board.
Charter school board members also will be required to disclose any financial interest they may have in the charter school.Lawmakers passed the bill after The News Journal of Wilmington reported that the founder of Reach Academy, the first all-girls charter school in Delaware, had a criminal record, several aliases and had declared bankruptcy several times.

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