Who is lying KIPP or Superintendent Vitti?
It’s a rather innocuous exchange at the 2 hour and 8 minute mark.
Superintendent Vitti asked if the KIPP School has ever maxed out their enrollment.
He asked a subordinate who answered they have come close but haven’t.
A moment later he said but they have a huge waiting list, a sentiment that has been echoed often by Gary Chartrand and other KIPP supporters. We need to expand KIPP because there is such a waiting list they have said on First Coast Connect and I believe the Jax Business Journal too.
Well wait a minute if there has been this massive waiting list then how have they never reached their peak enrollment.
Listen to what she says. They have been close but never met it.
The District gives them 1.6 million dollar in a grant.
The District has allowed them to have huge expansions.
24 members of their first class didn’t finish.
Gary Chartrand has donated to every sb member but Paula Wright and Connie Hall.
Gary Chartrand helped pass the one letter grade drop rule that benefitted the KIPP School.
They spend about a third more per child and their results have been very mediocre.
Then they both somehow have a huge waiting list and have never topped out on their enrollment.
There might be some good things going on there but how they get pass after pass from the media is beyond me and disappointing.