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State agency orders release of charter school company salaries

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By Pressley Baird
Pressley.Baird@StarNewsOnline.com

The state Office of Charter Schools is asking The Roger Bacon Academy to release employee salaries by June 27 in response to a complaint filed with the office earlier this month.

The request comes a week after the education management company, which has three charter schools in Southeastern North Carolina, released some employee counts and salary costs, but not individual breakdowns.

The information appears to omit salary information for administrators at the company's Roger Bacon headquarters and its schools: Charter Day School in Leland; Columbus Charter School in Whiteville and Douglass Academy in Wilmington. Roger Bacon chief financial officer Mark Dudeck and public information officer Sawyer Batten have not responded to repeated requests for the more detailed information.

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Anyone?

Still want to defend RBA now?
They get state funds - they get the state strings attached to those funds.
I hope there is nothing nefarious going on - but in order to better understand the financial aspects of this discussion the charter schools need to release this info.
RBA does an outstanding job academically apparently and they deserve all the kudos they get - but are they using state funds to buttress their bottom line? Or is it applied to the students educational needs?
If it goes to the bottom line then all funding should stop for them! Why? Because the state constitution REQUIRES the state to provide free public education for all NC students. It does NOT require contributions to a private company's bottom line.
We are incentivizing private education, much like the film industry.
Scarce state dollars need to be spent on mandated state programs.

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