James Walton Paid a Consultant to Create a Colorado Charter School
Walmart grandson, James Walton, wants to start a charter school in Jefferson County (Denver), Colorado, except he doesn’t want anyone to know that he is behind the school.
In August 2015, Amy Malik submitted this 738-page application to the Jefferson County Board of Education (Jeffco) in an attempt to gain approval for the Great Work Montessori School (GWMS).
However, the school’s origins are all James Walton, as I detail in this October 27, 2016, post and in this October 30, 2016, post.
But there is more.
In June 2015, Amy Malik signed a contract with one of James Walton’s nonprofits, Great Work Education Holdings (GWEH), and was paid $6,250 a month/$75,000 a year for “consulting” in order to “deliver” a charter school to James Walton, GWEH executive director:
Scope of Work: Montessori Learning Community LeadConsulting Fee: $6,250/month – $75,000/yearContract Period: June 25, 2015 – June 30, 2016The following paragraph describes the duties AMY MALIK will be responsible for throughout the contract period:Amy Malik will assist Great Work Education Holdings in developing a public charity 501c3 organization that will operate a Montessori Learning Community. Over the year Amy will develop a strong board that honors pedagogical fidelity and operational excellence. The Montessori Learning Community will aim to support families from conception through 18 years of meaningful engagement. Amy will bring her depth of experience in both the private and public school sectors to orient all practice towards human development and learning and remove as many constraints to the developmental spectrum as possible.Deliverables:1. By July 15th: Develop two 501c3 organizationsa. Establish by-laws, articles of incorporationb. Distinguish the needed structure between ECE and K-12 education institutions.2. By August 15: Develop a memorandum of understanding with Great Work Inc. documenting partnership and relationship elements between the two organizations.3. By August 1: Investigate charter school optionJames Walton Paid a Consultant to Create a Colorado Charter School | deutsch29: