We're waiting for the "hatchet job" article to come out on the people running against the, friends in high places favorites.
The silence on this issue is unbelievable. Two of the people involved with this are now running for city council. What happened at the charter school was criminal.
Josephine E Soliz, Board Treasurer 05/06 to 08/09Emett Alvarez, Board Member 09/10 to 10/11
Where is the outcry?
Where are all you people who constantly call our current city council crooked?
Check these out before they are removed from the school website
First: Imani Consulting Group, Business with in the same family paying themselves?Second: List the Phillips https://ourcpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/se...State Comptroller Website https://ourcpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/se...Now the Outreach Academy Website Transparency showing a check register paying themselves on top of the salaries they earn. I hope the TEA has all this information in there hearing http://www.owacharter.org/www/OWACHAR...http://www.owacharter.org/www/OWACHAR...
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One thing that has been boggling my mind is that if they DO stay open and make payment plans for everything, where will that money come from? Are they going to be paying misused government money with more government money they will be receiving? It won't be coming from their pockets, that's for sure... something seriously needs to be done about the relaxed set of rules that we've established for charter schools... either that or we all need to start our own charter schools... seems like a lucrative business.
Lets try this again. Cut and paste this link into your browser. Pretty interesting.....
i agree with jlordtree, when does the criminal investigation begin ?
So this type of misuse and misappropriation of funds and tax evasion does not warrant any look into possible criminal charges?
The names on the list of Outreach Word Academy board members posted below are correct, but the titles are incorrect.
I contacted the Texas Education Agency this morning. Here's what the TEA has:
John Sweet is president.
Emett Alvarez is treasurer.
Lenora Offlee is secretary.
Larry Helms is a board member.
Jim Wyatt is a board member.
I hope that clarifies that question. -- Gabe
@ Medehs: No personal vendetta against your mom or anyone involved... I have a personal vendetta against the misuse of taxpayers' money.
@ Incogneato -- you seem to be very personally related to this matter. As all people have freedom of speech, please remember that this is a hearing of the charter and not to be misconstrued as a personal attack against Mrs Phillps, Mr Egg, Mr Sweet, nor any of the board members. Overall, the decision will be made by the State of Texas based on factual information, trial, jury, etc. and not personal differences.
All school districts currently are facing issues and many have lost very good teachers and employees due to overall budget cuts across the board. Taxpayer dollars have been in question for years. We are in a trillion dollar deficit even with 'transparency'. We have spent more money on wars, etc and things that even the government can't account for.
Again, in all fairness of the situation, I would ask that the personal vindetta that you have not be posted on this blog.
All information is cached on servers and can be retrieved at any time.
Thanks for understanding.
-- A concerned taxpayer
vox: Wasn't sure if the board members' names were public info or not so I didn't want to post anything. Well, If they aren't then this will probably be removed anyhow.
Outreach Board Members:
John Sweet, ChairmanEmett Alvarez, ParliamentaryLenora Offlee, SecretaryLarry Helms, Treasurer Jim Wyatt, Chairman-elect
Your right g4, these charter schools are, unfortunately, the responsibility of the state and federal government. No local oversight.
To me it makes more sense to voice concerns about local issues in a local newspaper, and call/email state senators and representatives about state/federal issues.
The local issues get the attention of the right people. Sure I could complain about this on the VA site, but is anyone from the state or federal government going to read it?
Oh, and for anyone interested, you can find a list of the board members if you do a little googling. Try the Texas Education Agency.
Vox, you are correct. And that is part of the problem. How can a school get that much taxpayer dollars with no local accountability?
Lampost, I agree. Would like to know more about the board members and thier involvment.
In addition to what vox posted, I'll add that, unlike you, I am not omniscient. I am not acquainted with anyone who attends or is otherwise affiliated with the Charter school. It does, however, appear that this situation is being addressed. I can't ask for anything more than that, can I?
Now, since we're chatting, are you concerned with the make-up of the County redistricting committee? County and state Political party officials, a current commissioner's campaign treasurer, folks who work for and with elected officals? No women, no blacks.
And you were worried about Chad Byrd...
Ok so where are all the people who jump on VISD for making a decision they don't agree with? For god’s sake Outreach Word mostly exist on TAXPAYER dollars. Look at what is happening! How does VISD look compared to this Fiasco? Come on you know who you are, you are always throwing around words like "Integrity" and "transparency". Don't be hypocrites!
I don't recall voting for the academy's management. The IRS will take care of them.