High Test Scores Do Not Prevent Closure Due to Fraud: Atlanta’s Latin American Charter
Between my time as both public school student and public school teacher, I have been involved in numerous fundraisers. But never have I had to ask for money to keep my school open because an administrator cleaned us out.
In March 2016, the Latin Academy Charter School in Atlanta did just that: In the face of being stiffed for over half a million dollars by a former school manager, the schoolwas trying to figure out how to raise $250,000 to keep it open throughout the summer of 2016.
There was even word of an anonymous donor willing to shell out a conditional $1 million to keep the school operational.
But it didn’t work.
How would one run a campaign to keep the school afloat after the previous administration robbed it blind? Kids in matching uniforms holding signs, “Help us recover from an obscene fraud. A quarter-mil will do.”
A sad story for the 200-plus students affected. And for their families. And for the community.
Latin Academy Charter School had been subject to independent audits; however, it appears that the 2015 audit was overdue in 2016 (this is mentioned in one of the High Test Scores Do Not Prevent Closure Due to Fraud: Atlanta’s Latin American Charter | deutsch29:
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