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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Clay County school board for sale, reasonably cheap too.

Clay County has announced that because of dwindling reserves and enrollment that they are cutting staff

At the same time the Times Union has reported a new charter school run by Charter Schools USA a for profit management company is opening.

A quick review of Clay County’s supervisor of election site finds that two Clay County School board members have taken thousands either directly from Charter Schools USA, a Charter School Lobbyist, Jim Horne or PACs which I can argue are laundering money for charter school interests.

Ashley Gilhousen charter schools USA 500
                The Horne Group 1000 
Betsy Condon Red Apple Construction x2 1000
                Charter Schools USA x2 1000
                Treasure Coast Alliance 1000
                Floridians for strong leadership 1000
                Jobs for Florida 1000
                Florida conservative alliance 1000
                Jim Horne 1000

Clay County cannot currently support what it has now. What’s going to happen when this new charter school that they don’t need, (enrollment has been dropping and Clay County has consistently been one of the state’s top performing district), siphons millions out of the district.

These two school board members took thirty pieces of silver and put the desires of their donors over the needs of their constituents and I find it shameful.

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