According to the Sunbury News:

A Columbus woman who took $88,750 earmarked to start a charter school in Powell was sentenced to three years in prison recently by Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Everett H. Krueger.

If a charter school operator is sent to prison for taking funds earmarked for start-up school, why aren’t some of the big time thieves in the charter school industry punished?

Taxpayers pay for charter students that are not participating in education. Charter operators form companies to provide high cost rental space for the charter schools they operate. All kinds of nefarious deals crop up in the charter industry.

But, seemingly only the small potatoes swindlers are brought to justice.


William L. Phillis, Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding