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The problems of three charter schools in Sisters are surfacing again. Ed Choices, the company that ran the schools is being investigated by the Oregon Department of Justice for mishandling funds. The Sisters School District Board decided to shut down the schools when faced with a budget deficit. The Bend Bulletin reported Saturday that they obtained audits of 10 of the loosely affiliated All Prep schools and they show the schools gave each other cash advances and left shared services unpaid. The DOJ filed a "show cause" request, asking a judge to order Ed Choices to comply with a subpoena preventing the company from doing business until it complied. Apparently, they have not.  The DOJ states Ed Choices was engaged in ongoing violations of theOregon Unlawful Trade Practices Act and Oregon Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act.

 

 

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