Department of Education Ordered to Cancel Contract With Charter School With Shady Record

Education canceled the contract or constitutive letter of what would be the branch of the South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures & the Arts (SBCSICA) in Puerto Rico. The termination of the agreement came after the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) ordered the agency “to show cause regarding the awarding of the contract,” 20 days after the CPI revealed that this charter had accusations from the Office of the Comptroller of New York and that an incorporator of the Neighborhood Association For Inter-Cultural Affairs–Puerto Rico (NAICA-PR), Richard Izquierdo Arroyo, pleaded guilty to embezzling funds from another nonprofit organization he chaired in New York.

Ordenan a Educación cancelar contrato de escuela chárter con dudoso historial

La terminación del acuerdo ocurrió luego de que la Oficina del Inspector General ordenó a la agencia “a mostrar causa sobre la otorgación del contrato”, 20 días después de que el CPI revelara que esa charter tuvo señalamientos de la Oficina del Contralor de Nueva York y que un incorporador de la Neighborhood Association For Inter-Cultural Affairs – Puerto Rico, Richard Izquierdo Arroyo, se declaró culpable por malversar fondos en otra organización sin fines de lucro que presidió en Nueva York. NAICA-PR sería la organización sin fines de lucro que administraría la EPACIAD.

Hurricane Shelters Without Water and Electricity Don’t Comply With the Law

Hurricane Fiona’s first gusts were barely blowing when dozens of mayors had to improvise solutions. When they arrived at the locations that the government of Puerto Rico certified as shelters, they found they had no water tanks or power generators. At that time, a copy of Act 88 sat on a desk.