LELAND, NC (WWAY) -- According to multiple sources, Mark Cramer, headmaster and CEO of the Roger Bacon Academy was recently terminated.
We called the academy twice to ask if they could confirm his departure and to talk with founder Baker Mitchell. Office Manager Jill Applewhite hung up on us twice.
According to an online news release, Cramer was hired in 2000. He was formerly the Administrator and Principal for MBA Academy, a private school serving US citizens in Okinawa, Japan. Before becoming MBA’s Principal, Mr. Cramer retired at the rank of Major after 20 years’ service in the US Marine Corps.
Baker Mitchell has filed a lawsuit against the Brunswick County Schools over a financial debate.
Roger Bacon Academy is an educational management company that operates charter schools. Those charter schools are in-turn funded by state and county tax money. A source close to the situation says the county gives Roger Bacon more than $8,000 per student. However, Greg Katzman, attorney for Roger Bacon, pointed us to a court decision that ruled an allotment for each student is around $3,300 as of 2008.