A $2 BILLION DECISION: THE CASE FOR REFORMING NEW YORK’S CHARTER SCHOOL LAW, April 2010, New York State United Teachers report
…The Family Life Academy CS is located in and financially inter-connected with a holistic ministry. The Family Life Academy CS is located inside a pastoral center, and pays the pastoral center more than $400,000 annually in rent. The pastoral center’s website features a bible and the charter school notes its strong commitment to service and community “through our practices and partnership” with the center. The pastor and the center’s treasurer are on the school’s board of trustees. The charter school’s audit notes the school’s principal is the wife of the pastoral center’s president…
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At some New York City charter schools, it's a family affair.
A Daily News investigation has found some charters hiring wives, husbands and children of school officials and board trustees as vendors, teachers aides and consultants…
Here's what The News' review found:…
FAMILY LIFE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
This Bronx charter school hired the wife of a pastor whose nonprofit is paid to run the school.
The school also pays rent to Rivera's nonprofit, the Latino Pastoral Action Center, for its W. 170th St. building. Last year, Family Life shelled out $400,000.
"I do not vote or participate in board decisions regarding the Principal Marilyn Calo," Rivera wrote.