Richard Allen Schools (five schools)

AUDITORS PROBE A DAYTON CHARTER SCHOOL'S PAYMENTS; March 31, 2011; Dayton Daily News (OH),
COLUMBUS — State auditors have launched an investigation of a top-performing Dayton charter school chain after discovering $89,067 in misspent funds.

Four separate audits of Richard Allen Schools 2009 finances uncovered $9,739 in overpayments to school board members; $48,567 in state funds used to replace heating systems in buildings owned by the schools’ private management company; $27,300 unaccounted for from a Montgomery County Job and Family Services contract earmarked for summer and after school programs; and $3,461 for other reasons including improper spending on travel.

Issues of noncompliance to state law including charging students a fee to attend disciplinary Saturday school were also found. The findings, released Tuesday by state Auditor Dave Yost, also shows the schools had a combined deficit of $1.38 million in 2009.

Of the misspent money only $2,221 has been repaid…

Richard Allen operates four charter schools in Dayton and a fifth in Hamilton. A school representative said no one was available to comment about the audit…

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Charter Schools give parents an opportunity of choice, but unfortunately most are scandalous. This audit may be the beginning to an end for Richard Allen Schools once the federal government gets involved, Mrs. Harris will have a lot of explaining to do.

Anonymous said...

ONLY $89,000? Hmm-dig harder

The Perimeter Primate said...

Anonymous #2: Please leave a link to any news piece you come across about this situation. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they are being set up. The school is a great school where students are high performing. I think if the facts were told correctly you will find out a differrent story.

Anonymous said...

People wake up! I used to work at this school. These people are crooks. The teachers work hard, but the family who runs the school laugh all the way to the bank. If close to a million dollars is unaccounted for, then scores can be made to look good too. If you would steal money you would perhaps alter testing scores too. Think about it!

Anonymous said...

I pray missus Harris will come out. Ok after everything is said and done much relief will come over her mind her body and her soul

Anonymous said...

I worked at Richard Allen Schools for five years, belive me, they mismanage money. They cheated their teachers out of money not paying insurance, retirement, not releasing checks on time. I always felt like I was on welfare, it's one of the many reasons I left. I could go on and on about their shadiness but finally someone official from the government is finding them out. This might be the beginning of the end for Richard Allen Schools.

Anonymous said...

You have many good teachers at Richard Allen Schools, I worked there and know this first hand but I would not get excited about those scores. If Richard Allen can steal money they can do anything.

Anonymous said...

It's about time someone finally caught up with the people who run this school. Bills were not paid. Each year they gave a party at Xmas and gave teachers all kinds of large bonuses if they liked you. This was unheard of. It was amazing!!! I suspect they had a field day with title I money.

Anonymous said...

Finally caught!!!! It was sure to happen. I worked there for several years. Xmas bonuses if they liked you. Bills not paid on time or not paid at all. I sus pect they used Title I money.

Anonymous said...

I dont know about any finances but I do kno that after withdrawing my son from this unorganized school 5 days before the end of first quarter they did not have final grades for my child. They produced inaccurate grades for my child
Some one needs to check into their grading system and test scores

Anonymous said...

im a student this school is GARBAGE do not go here they cheat you out of your money their are so many health code violations theirs an average of 7 fights a school year not to mention are principal takes money from the school and buys things like cars and high heels

Anonymous said...

I'm student at this pathetic excuse of a charter school they hav good teachers some r just pathetic their more like babysitter than teacher r lunch room has so many nat and not mention theirs been a decrease of quality in the school the students r just rude one kid punch a teacher in the stomach and she was pregant these kids literally scared teachers away and not to mention my mom used to work their and they under pay to the point were he lost the house cause she couldn't pay the morgage the people their don't care their just looking for a quick buck

Anonymous said...

I was a student at this pathetic excuse of a school and the teacher good but some r a joke their more like babysitters than teachers and not to mention our lunch room has so many nats and the students r outrageous one kid punch a teacher in the stomatch and the woman was pregrant its ridiculous these kids r driving these teachers away not to mention the low pay the teachers receive my mom use to work at this dump and they under paid her so that she couldn't pay the morgage and we had to move back to kentucky these guys are thieves pricks con artist don't go here

Concern said...

I feel this way too. New school same people