Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School

A $2 BILLION DECISION: THE CASE FOR REFORMING NEW YORK’S CHARTER SCHOOL LAW, April 2010, New York State United Teachers report

…The Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School in Rochester is an example of the entangled relationships that sometimes exist between non-profits and charter schools. The charter school is sponsored by the Ibero-American Action League, a community group in Rochester, which has a number of interconnected subsidiaries, including the Ibero Housing Corp., the Ibero American Investors Corp., the Ibero American Development Corp. and others.114 The school pays $334,000 in rent to the IAAL.115 The charter school’s board of trustees has in common at least four boardmembers of the IAAL or its affiliated non-profits.116 The charter board’s president’s sister is the school’s highest earner at more than $116,000. The board president’s daughter also teaches at the school; another board member’s wife is the charter’s education coordinator at $78,000 per year. The school’s audit found that accurate enrollment data was not provided to the Rochester city schools, resulting in overpayments to the charter school…


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