Monday, June 05, 2006

BoE charter update

In light of the recent investigations into the Board of Education's charter school office the Board has placed two employees on administrative leave.
The board would not name the employees, citing personnel policies. But school sources identified them as Brenda L. Belton, the office's executive director, and Steve Kapani, the financial data analyst.

Belton appears to be at the center of an investigation into the handling of hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds earmarked to boost achievement at low-performing schools, according to school sources. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the probe is ongoing.

Officials decided to put Kapani on leave because he has been cooperating with authorities, and they wanted to prevent any possibility of retaliation, the sources said.

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