WEST MELBOURNE -- Two former top leaders at a Brevard County charter school are under arrest Tuesday, accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the schools operating budget.
The Explorer Charter School shut down in 2007 after an audit revealed more than two dozen employees were overpaid by tens of thousands of dollars.
Now, an FDLE investigation has shown former principal Ruben Rosario and former finance director Jay Maer were allegedly behind the thefts.
Maer is accused of receiving nearly $30,000 in unexplained payments. He was charged with grand theft and forgery, among other charges.
Rosario surrendered to the Brevard County Jail Tuesday. He is charged with several counts of grand theft.
"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Grand Theft Charter
From Central Florida News 13. By the way, no newspaper bothered to carry this story: