As you probably already know, AIMS got a reprieve yesterday that will at least keep the schools operating during the summer session while the controversial board fights OUSD’s decision to yank its charter. Jim Mordecai, who many followers know from OUSD board of education meetings, noted:
The FCMAT audit found problems with the summer program called SAIL. SAIL was a private summer school offered by Dr. Chavis’ company and a conflict of interest according to the audit report. For new students it was mandatory and thus violation of the California Constitution. Instructors were not paid a salary but paid with scholarships.
Will the SAIL program be part of the summer school? Is there a new summer school or has there been both public and private summer school in the past?
Good questions. Here are the answers from AIMS staff.
1. SAIL program is not being offered this year during the summer session. Instructors who work during the summer session are being paid at their regular pay rate.
2. In the past, there has/have been both public and private summer school.
The Alameda County Board of Education is set to decide whether to uphold the revocation on June 25. That should be a lively meeting.