Saturday: News Journal publishes hit piece on Kathleen Davies, auditor of accounts working under Tom Wagner.
Sunday: kavips and Kevin glean from the article’s writing that no wrong doing was behind the removal and this was done to hush up a politically sensitive scandal which Kathleen had uncovered.
Sunday: Kim Williams comments auditor Tom Wagner told her he pulled the audit, and sent letters to the charter schools.
Monday: kavips points out that something at Newark Charter School scared someone and caused the audit to be pulled and Kathleen to be sidelined.
Tuesday: Using the Delaware Checkbook, kavips does a piece showing the inequities of education between Bancroft where teachers have to pay out of pocket for pencils for their kids, and Newark Charter which spends almost .5 million alone on student activities.
Wednesday: Several Charter parents call out kavips saying they pay for those trips, the state did not.
Saturday: Kevin posts an expose on Newark Charter showing that they did not use the money given by parents for the trips, but charged all those trips to the state, and instead used the parent’s money for two capital projects which are not paid for by the state.
In one week, we now know why Kathleen Davies was put on administrative leave. Ironically, this would still be undercover if they had just removed Kathleen without trying to slam her in the press without having anything to slam her with…
What we know…
Newark Charter School does not file an IRS 990 as required by law… VIOLATION
Newark Charter Collects money from parents for field trips and uses it for capital projects. VIOLATION
Kathleen was removed from the audits and put on leave; Tom Wagner, State Auditor, stopped the audits and sent letters instead to charter schools. VIOLATION