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Sat Aug 6, 2016, 01:15 AM

Detroit charter school fined $144,000 by state

Detroit Community Schools, a charter school located in a low-income, underserved corner of the city, will have to repay the state $144,000 after the school illegally employed two administrators who are unlicensed.

The Michigan Department of Education found that Detroit Community Schools violated state licensing law last school year because it employed Sharon McPhail, a former city attorney and city councilwoman, as its superintendent since 2012, and employed Eschelle Jordan, as the high school principal, while both women were unlicensed.

State law requires a superintendent, principal, assistant principal, administrator of instructional programs or chief business official to be certified.

In an interview last spring with Bridge, McPhail said her superintendent title had changed to chief administrative officer and therefore, she did not need to be certified.

Read more: http://bridgemi.com/2016/08/detroit-charter-school-profiled-by-bridge-fined-144000-by-state/

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