Monday, January 4, 2010

Seeking Integrity in Charter School Decisions

Given repeated examples of errors in the process by which a charter was granted to a proposed school in Gloucester, I requested, along with Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, that the State Inspector General investigate the situation. He has now concluded that the process used to grant the charter contravened law and regulation.

Inspector General Sullivan has responded effectively to our request, and has committed himself to finding the truth in this matter since our request was first made. In doing so he has once again proven his commitment to promoting the integrity of the law in our state.

Please read his letter to Governor Patrick and reports from the Gloucester Daily Times and Boston Globe, which are posted below.

IG Letter to Governor 010210-11

Gloucester Daily Times...IG Report Clouds School Charter

Boston Globe...Gloucester Charter School Approval Faulted