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(Concept Schools) operated Minnesota School of Science was closed, among many
scandals but their worst abuse was denying education to special needs
children.This landed them in hot water
and on the local news plus the Huffington http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/minnesota-school-of-scien_n_1729305.htmlFast forward 1 year, the Gulen Movement
purchases a old industrial building for $1 million and pumps another $2 million
into renovations under their construction and management company New Plan
school plans to convert a nearly 50-year-old light industrial building in St.
Paul into an elementary school focused on math and science.
Minnesota Math and Science Academy is opening Sept. 2 in a 1966 warehouse at
169 Jenks Ave., which was once owned by Stillwater-based Modernistic
school will initially be home to 300 pupils from kindergarten through the sixth
grade, said Yasar Bora, superintendent of West Concept Schools for Concept
Schools Inc., a Des Plaines, Illinois-based charter school
management company. From there, the school plans to add one grade per year
until it has 790 students between kindergarten and the 12th grade.
charter school facility organization New Plan Learning, also of Des
Plaines, Illinois, bought the property June 3 for $1.8 million, according to
the certificate of real estate value. The organization has hired Schreiber
Mullaney Construction of St. Paul to undertake a $2.1 million renovation of the
Plan Learning will own the building, and the Minnesota Math and Science Academy
will be the tenant, Bora said in an e-mail interview.
school selected the industrial building, which is southwest of the
Interstate35E and Maryland Avenue interchange, because no vacant school
buildings were available, Bora said. The old Modernistic Die Cutting building
offered an affordable option that had both a good location and a building in
did not have a lot of options,” he said.
space is a perennial challenge for charter schools, said Jessica Johnson,
project manager lead with the Charter School Facilities Initiative
in Denver. They can’t always depend on local school districts to provide space,
and building their own schools from scratch can be costly.
about 25 percent of charters used buildings owned by local school districts, said
Katherine Bathgate, a spokeswoman for the National
Alliance for Public Charter Schools in Washington, D.C. An
additional 17 percent use space provided by nonprofits unrelated to the
9.5 percent of charters use space owned by related nonprofits, as is the case
with the Minnesota Math and Science Academy.
forces charters to get creative when looking for space, said Johnson, who’s
also the director of policy and legal initiatives for the Colorado
League of Charter Schools. When the economic downturn hit, charters
snapped up former big box locations and warehouses that had closed. SkyView
Academy, for example, opened a location in a 110,000-square-foot
former Home Depot in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
sites are all about the shell inside, not what’s on the outside, she said.
Whatever type of facility they use, schools still have to make sure they’re
compliant with relevant codes and building standards. In many ways, these
alternative sites are ideal because they allow the school plenty of flexibility
to put in classrooms, gyms, a kitchen and other features, she said.
you have that big, open space, it’s kind of an empty canvas that you can do
whatever you want with,” she said. “I think people are embracing that charter
schools are taking some of those spaces that would otherwise go unused.”
old Modernistic Die Cutting building isn’t quite as big as SkyView Academy’s
facility. The 4.36-acre site has 73,508 square feet total: 60,428 square feet
of warehouse space, 7,000 square feet of office space and 6,080 square feet in
an adjacent pole barn.
said the renovation is costly and time-consuming but that the building allows
the school to create the facility it needs.
may convert the building to a school however you plan the school,” he said.
FBI, FCC and DOE expands search of documents related to e rate Technology grants to multiple Gulen schools in Ohio and Indiana under their Concept Schools management.
Here are some emergency e mails from the superintendent of Horizon Dayton Superintendant Ali Kucuker and Mrs. Lierly to the staff about what to say or not to say to parents, media, etc.,
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Federal authorities in Cleveland are examining an
Illinois company that manages the local Horizon Science Academy schools and
several others in the Midwest, and they have seized documents from several
locations in the past week, including here in Ohio.
FBI agents in Cleveland, along with the U.S. Department of Education and
the Federal Communications Commission, searched 19 locations, including three
in Northern Ohio, regarding Concept
Schools, according to interviews and published reports.
Vicki Anderson, an FBI agent in Cleveland, said the search warrants
involved "a white-collar matter,'' but she would not specify. The search
warrants are sealed.
Anderson said the case "did not involve violence or threats against
the school, faculty or students.'' She would not identify the places searched.
The Indianapolis Business Journal reported last week that authorities
are looking at financial records from schools managed by Concept Schools, an
Almost two-thirds of the 30 schools are in Ohio. Most are science and
technology-themed schools, including several Horizon science academies in
The federal education department named Horizon Science Academy in
Cleveland a Blue Ribbon School in 2009, one of eight Ohio "Needles in a
Haystack" - schools that succeed even in difficult urban areas.
In 2010, it was cited by the Thomas Fordham Institute. In 2011, the Ohio
Department of Education made it one of 122 "Schools of Promise.''Teachers and educators from across Concepts School were just in
Cleveland in March for
the network's annual STEM conference. On May 30, Eric Waldo, executive director of Michelle Obama's Reach
Higher initiative, spoke at the school's graduation ceremony.
Indianapolis Business Journal quoted a spokeswoman from an
Indianapolis school, who said agents requested documents that were part of an
audit the U.S. Department of Education was conducting of federal "e-rate''
"Earlier this week we were asked to provide information to U.S.
Department of Education officials as part of a larger federal audit of e-rate
technology grants," the school official said in a statement.
"Those officials indicated they are auditing the funds dispersed to
various schools to verify that work paid for with e-rate grants was completed
Plain Dealer reporter Patrick O'Donnell
contributed reporting for this story.
collected documents from the Indiana Math and Science Academy on Wednesday
afternoon under a court-ordered search warrant.
warrant was issued by a federal court in Ohio as part of a
"white-collar" investigation being conducted by the Cleveland office
of the FBI, the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Communications
Commission, according to FBI spokeswoman Vicki Anderson. She could not divulge
any other details about the investigation.
Indiana Math and
Science Academy is managed by Concept Schools Inc., an Illinois-based
organization that manages 30 charter schools. Nine of those schools are in the
Cleveland-Dayton area of Ohio.
operates three charter schools in Indianapolis, with combined enrollment of
nearly 1,400. The school that was searched in Indianapolis is located at 7435
N. Keystone Ave. It enrolled 591 students in the most recent school year, which
concluded last month.
Beckwith, a spokeswoman for the school, said in a prepared statement that the
documents were part of an audit the U.S. Department of Education was conducting
of the federal “e-rate” grant program.
program provides money to help K-12 schools pay between 20 percent and 90
percent of the cost of phone and Internet service. Participating schools must
conduct a competitive bidding process to select the most cost-effective
providers of phone and Internet services, according to the U.S. Department of
Education, which administers the grant program.
"Earlier this week we were asked to provide information to U.S. Department
of Education officials as part of a larger federal audit of e-rate technology
grants,” Beckwith said in a statement. “Those officials indicated they are
auditing the funds dispersed to various schools to verify that work paid for
with e-rate grants was completed as reported. We were happy to provide them
with records and supporting materials detailing how e-rate grants were spent at
our IMSA North school, so that they can successfully complete their