The Controversial Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter High School loses Revocation Appeal Hearing
Board member Douglas Boyd said the major problem with the school's appeal was its inability to provide requested information - echoing a complaint by L.A. Unified officials who criticized the school for refusing to provide school officials' social security numbers for routine background checks.
“The problem is there is very little or no transparency outside the school," Boyd said.
.......... maybe the former Academia Ally Mayor Villar and current MALDEF Legal Counsel did not want to disclosed the six-figures salaries of Mr. and Mrs. Mark(os) Aguilar? Then there was this from Saenz Board Ally Jose Calderon as excerpted below.
Another board member, Jose Calderon, rebutted the superintendent's criticisms of the school. He pointed out that while the school had a $650,000 deficit at the close of the school year, it secured a grant to cover it.
........... maybe Board Member Calderon would care to note where the loan (from self?) originated from as KPCC noted in a previous story which we excerpt below.
As for the deficit, Aguilar said the school received a grant from the Tzicatl Community Development Corporation for $650,000 that will eliminate the funding gap.
Parents and supporters of the school believe L.A. Unified's decision is not so much about its fiscal deficit or test scores, but about the fact that the school has stood up to the district.
Most recently, it refused to provide it's board members' social security numbers on paperwork that can be accessed by the public.
Aguilar cited federal laws that protect privacy, and added that if President Barack Obama doesn’t have to put his Social Security number on publicly accessible documents, neither should the school’s leaders.
Hmmm, not normally a betting man, I would be willing to bet in dominations of "Aztec Twenties", that the names on the Academia School and the Tzicatl Community Development Corporation's respective IRS 990 Forms, rhyme with each other ( ** See respective IRS 990 Page 1s after the jump). Thus, that would blow the horn on a fiscal shell game that transcends cultures, on the way to a court of law ...... and beyond to an enclosed, barred collective.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14