Oakland’s American Indian charter schools one step closer to closure (Oakland Tribune)


January 21, 2013 – It boasts some of the highest test scores in the state, but Oakland’s American Indian Model Schools organization has failed to safeguard its schools from corrupt fiscal practices and should be shut down, Oakland school district administration has concluded.  Last year, state auditors examined the charter organization’s records and issued a report in June citing evidence that the founder of AIM Schools and his wife used public funds for the schools to enrich themselves. Auditors found $3.8 million in questionable expenditures, rife with conflicts of interest, from construction contracts and lease agreements.  If Oakland Unified School District does vote to yank the charter, the organization would have the chance to appeal to the Alameda County Board of Education and, later, to the state board.

Link to Full Article: http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci_22414169/oaklands-american-indian-charter-schools-one-step-closer



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