Commenting on the impact of the State Court of Appeals ruling that said the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system undercounted money it owed to charter schools, Ann Majestic, the Wake County School Board attorney, said, “It’s going to have a major impact. . . It will take away money from the school system.”
An interesting comment. Majestic should remember: charter schools ARE public schools — albeit independent – but, still public nonetheless. The money funneled through Wake County Schools was allotted for charters and never meant to be spent by the school district. It’s hard to be sympathetic toward the board’s plight when you learn it was spending money that wasn’t theirs.