APPARENTLY, former school-district honcho Thomas Darden committed one flub too many for the School Reform Commission to tolerate.
Darden, the deputy chief of strategic programs who oversaw the district's charter-school office, resigned Friday, district spokesman Fernando Gallard said. It came after an especially tense SRC meeting.
During the meeting, Darden recommended that the SRC renew the charter for Belmont Charter School in West Philadelphia but deny it additional seats. A school representative said that because of increasing enrollment, the school was expected to grow and would need more seats. SRC Commissioner Joseph Dworetzky questioned the district's assumption that the school wouldn't need to add seats.