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Fulton Science Academy MS Audit Reveals Many Problems

An audit prepared for the Fulton School System shows conflicts of interest, lack of safety procedures for students on international trips, immigration issues and poor bookkeeping.

An audit of Fulton Science Academy Middle School raised enough questions that the Fulton Superintendent of Schools is planning audits of its sister schools, Fulton Sunshine Academy and Fulton Science Academy High School.

Superintendent Robert Avossa presented the audit report to the Fulton School Board today, June 5, telling board members this summer they need to discuss how to proceed with relations with all county charter schools.

Read the entire report to the school system, and the letter of introduction from the superintendent to the school board that accompany this article.

Avossa said in his presentation and a letter to the board that the audit of the school–which remains a Fulton charter school until June 30, 2012–raises several concerns, including:

  1. Inappropriate vendor relationships, self-dealing, and conflicts of interest
  2. Concerns regarding the $19 million construction bond
  3. Lack of appropriate safety procedures for students during international field trips
  4. Poor security practices related to background criminal checks for staff
  5. Federal immigration issues related to staff
  6. Poor record and bookkeeping
  7. The lack of cooperation by FSAMS with the audit

Prior relationships with Grace Institute, which Principal Kenan Sener and Executive Director Ali Ozer had been board members, were cited as a problem. And the school's governg council's failure to advertise for bids when it again contracted with the company in Fall 2011 was another problem.

The payment of immigration services for spouses and employees of the elementary and high schools without compensation from them was another problem cited.

"How did this happen?" asked Catherine Maddox, the District 6 board member. "Over time, they've been a charter in Fulton for 10 years, and tis is really just a snapshot of the last couple of years. How did this oversight happen or not happen?"

Avossa said the primary responsibility for oversight for all charter schools lies in the governing councils at these schools.

"That's why the conflict of interest is so critical. The very people responsible for overseeing these items have been shown to be in conflict of interest time and time again in this audit," the superintendent said. While the Fulton School Board can do things to mitigate the problems, "the real accountability lies at the local governance council. That's a primary concern."

FSA MS and FSA ES Father June 10, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Mark / Mary Where do we go to be listened to? Is there a forum? THe WAAaaaa WAAAaaaaa is unbecoming a lady, please Mary, be a bit more polite http://goosenetwork.tumblr.com/post/10570103524/marys-story-a-former-gulen-charter-school
Bill June 10, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Here is the guy "FSA MS and FSA ES Father" aka GooseHunter aka HSAParent aka John Goose Hunter who opened a twitter account pretending to be lawyer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwlyN_YR7Vk Your cults antics on the internet or laughably predictable. You should focus more on how you are going to pay back that you robbed instead of piddling around on the webs. As far as private school goes Good Luck! I'm sensing jail time for these guys. Maybe you can GED lessons to convicts. After the bank forecloses on that property you will not have a private school. Therefore anyone who puts money to keep there kid there is a sucker will lose that deposit. They put that out there as a last chance to rob the public once again. Georgia has been conned.
FSA MS and FSA ES Father June 10, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Mark / Mary, I haven't seen a positive suggestion from you yet. Everything is crowded out by your snipes and I am smarter than you diatribe. http://goosenetwork.tumblr.com/post/10570103524/marys-story-a-former-gulen-charter-school
FSA MS and FSA ES Father June 10, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Mark / Mary, You and Prof have tied Turks to HAMAS and the PLO. How do you think the typical Americian will see this. In other posts, you are said to have a Turkish husband. If you are blessed with children I hope they aren;t tarred with the same broad brush you use to smear these Turkish led schools. http://goosenetwork.tumblr.com/post/10570103524/marys-story-a-former-gulen-charter-school
FSA MS and FSA ES Father June 10, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Mark / Mary, You are trying to help people salvage the school? Really? You seem to be everywhere I look that denigrates Turks in education. How could you, such a hater of Turkish led schools actually believe this? Seems rather disingenuous. So does your posing as a man and not admitting your a paid anti-Gulenist. Where did your crew come up with the Goose Network name. I must admit I like the Brand. http://goosenetwork.tumblr.com/post/10570103524/marys-story-a-former-gulen-charter-school
FSA MS and FSA ES Father June 10, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Editor, Please contact me, you have my email. I can provide the links to MarkMunoz. A simple Goolge and some cross linking will sort this out.
FSA MS and FSA ES Father June 10, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Mark / Mary, You mentioned Tom associations with Raytheo and Gulen. Raytheon is the 5th largest US Defense Contractor in the US. If you have knowledge that implicates then in supporting illegal activities you are legally bound to contact the authorities. The FBI is the place to start. http://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field/jurisdictions? It is your legal obligation as a citizen. http://goosenetwork.tumblr.com/post/10570103524/marys-story-a-former-gulen-charter-school
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Well I guess we are now seeing the meltdown of another failed Gulen charter school and we all know that FSA MS and FSA ES Father is a fake poster and is a member of Hizmet. Tom, I hope you are getting your eyes full about the type of people you are rubbing elbows with. Watch out for them, as they start to show their true face when they are angry and this usually happens when they don't get their way or have lost a charter school( again and again) Tom, do not go down with this group, no amount of money that you are making in Azerbaijan is worth it. As far as Bob the editor giving two shakes about FSA MS and FSA ES Father aka Gulenist opinion. What does it really matter? The school is closed. Tom, you need to make an exit from these people before they destroy your reputation and credibility in the community of Alpharetta, Georgia. It's not looking good so far with you trying to conceal the truth about your connections with this dangerous group. Remember in Azerbaijan, they could have you thrown in jail if they please, they can plant marijuana on you and make a death look like an accident. These are the type of people you want teaching our children? Georgia has spoken they are not interested in these rejects from Turkey. Even their leader had to flee for a good reason. Now that you have blamed everyone for your school closing next you will start your conspiracy theories that the editor here must be in on it and is a part of some Greek resistance.
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 10:13 PM
FSA MS and FSA ES Father; You are no father. What difference does it make if they go to a school with gang activitivies, the school they attended FSA was operated by a gang...the Gulen Mafia and organized crime. To the tune of over $25 million stolen from Wells Fargo, and the American tax payers. FSA is gone, move on with your organized crime, you will need to move quick before the next 2 audits. Real quick.
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Terry: "Your school's charter" Sorry but it is no longer a charter and may not even be a private school judging from the crazy reactions from your buddies.
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Yes "FSA MS and FSA ES Father" or aka Hakan. it is snicker and giggles because you and your group make complete arses out of yourslef with your dumb comments. If any of you gave your kids college money to Gulen and his band of merry thieves you are not thinking with a clear mind. You probably won't ever see some of these people again, they will migrate out very quickly. So now your lies and lack of transparency that caused your school to close is Mary's fault? I thought it was Wells Fargo? No wait it is Avossa's fault? No it is the State BOE, then there is the County BOE, no forget that it is that darn NY Times for printing lies. Next it will be Bob Pepalis because he is Greek and everyone knows how much Greeks love you. Get real, you are melting down. Everyone see the kind of unstable dribble that comes out of these wayward lighthouse boys? If I was getting paid for telling the truth about your group, I would be a millionaire by now. I do this for free because as an American patriot it is my duty to notify Americans of the dangers of the Gulen Movement and how your brand of education is faulty and fake. You want to talk about dangers or gang activities at schools, why don't you talk about the 11 year old girl that was raped at your Dove Science Academy campus in Tulsa? Or the Pervert you hired in Waco, Texas that was arrested for diddling an underage student, or the kids in Texas that were forced to clean toilets at Harmony Science academy. so many .....
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Smartie; Your problem is you think you are smart and you are not. Just more crazy talk from Hizmet, you are losing your schools because you are stupid.
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 10:36 PM
FSA MS and FSA ES Father; Well we all know you are not a father. So now I know that truth and justice has won, because you just resorted to desperate personal attacks. We won We won, America wins again! Hizmet loses....and is losers. (sore losers) Don't let the door hit you on the way out. To you Fulton parents, eating the baklava was good for awhile but now it's time to face the fact that these schools were not about education. Read FSA MS and FSA ES Father--his posts are sick as he is. They don't like women, they don't care about lying for Fetos and they LOVE the American money they were getting. Now that they have lost, they throw a temper tantrum and start casting blame to everyone else is wild dramatic and crazy posts. Is this really a group you want near your children? No wait... You have already spoken, you don't want them that is why the school is now CLOSED. Say good night to FSA MS and FSA ES Father it is over in Georgia. Lets place bets if the private school will make it. If they keep up this type of behavior, there is no way they will be accepted and Wells Fargo still has to decide it they will allow them to operate with a defaulted loan. Watch shortly how they will be leaving for vacations out of the country on 1 way tickets and not comming back to Georgia. With suitcases full of your money. The school will be left with a few students with no one there to open the doors.
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Tom; You both should be very frusted because you were lied to. Hopefully, you will be able to turn this around but honestly it isn't looking so good. Look at the actions and crazy posts of your buddies? They are bat shit crazy guys who have been brainwashed. I was curious if Kenan Sener ever confessed to you that he was a follower of Gulen and admires all of his books, attended a Gulen school himself and cares only about Gulen and not about your family. Just wondering. Maybe he will have a moment of truth before he skips town. Make sure when he lives for vacation it is a round trip ticket. Don't get left holding the bag for these jokers.
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 10:43 PM
FSA MS and FSA ES Father The only funding that ran out is that which was going to FSA, No more funding to you and no more school. It didn't run out it was cut off! So are you paying back the money to Wells Fargo? Don't think you can slide by with free trips to Turkey for their CEOs, they want cash. Not your lies and temper tantrums. Oh they are all conspiring against you. You sad little boy. I will wait till later to hear you bang your head and cry because you have disappointed hocaefendi.
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Dear FSA MS and FSA ES Father; No I am back because I just wanted to see you have a melt down and temper tantrum. I also cannot stand to see liars debate with lies and stupidity. So why would I be funded by Turkey? Who would possible want to fund me in Turkey to expose your lies. You do a great job of exposing your own stupidity and true motives. Keep it up, Keep it up...you are scoring losses of 93 to date. Circling the toilet like that last Tur* that needs to be flushed. Everyone loves your crazy conspiracy posts, they are going to keep their kids away for sure and lock up all the sharp objects. Still need some help with that private school plans?
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Hey FSA and FSA ES Fatherl I will listen to my "momma" if you stop listening to Babacan Gulen. He is giving you bad advice. You do know he is returning to Turkey soon? Yep, he is packing up and running away and you will soon follow him to avoid paying back the loan and serving any federal time. I just have one suggestion on that note. You should live quickly before your passports are frozen and you have to stay and face the charges.
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM
FSA MS and FSA ES Father; I am smart, I am not the one with the failed school that is closing down. I was trying to help these American parents because i think in some ways they might be a bit naive about Hizmet. Shortly, you will see how the American parents are questioning your behavior and the enrollment will drop to less than 100 kids. Wells Fargo is calling back the loan and / or will own the property. They will not keep you there because you cannot be trusted. Wells Fargo will open their own school operated by financial experts and you will be out looking for a location for your private school and no one will lease to you. Sounds like what happened to Knoxville Charter Academy..in America we call it "the deep freeze"
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 11:02 PM
FSA MS and FSA ES FAther; Wow, tell us how you really feel wishing bad on other people's children? I never smeared your Turkish led Schools, you have done a good job of smearing yourself with your behaviors. Did you really think you were going to get away with not paying back the loan to Wells Fargo? Wait till they call back the loan and you are no where to be found. Can all of the American tax money fit in your suit case when you flee the country? Hamas and PLO --yes Turkey does have those ties but it is not important or relevant to the closure of this school. It is simple, you cannot be trusted with American money and do not possess the proper skills, education and even grammar to be teaching children. If dancing the Kolbasti is your idea of success, these kids are in big trouble when they move on to other schools. I just hope they are not too far behind the other kids coming from non-Gulenist schools.
MarkMunoz June 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Why does Baybars Bakay have so many Gulenschools.org registered to his name? Hmmm maybe he is GH? Naw, he is the video producer? Nope he is or was a computer teacher at FSA. No way, now he lives in Texas.
Bill June 10, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Relax GooseHunter isnow the Goose Hunted !! Taken care of. ;)
Javier Juanez June 11, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Dear MarkMunoz, Most people are sending the posts to share their comments about their school or community as they have time which is very usual. However, what you are doing is very unusual and full of question marks. The people you are accusing for several reasons are trying to give quality education to our community successfully for 10 years. You may not like their education system but many people think they are doing their job professionally. The community and the government know who they are, where they live, what are their names etc… if there were a threat to the community, or illegal issues the government would not let this people run the school for ten years and now opening a private school. On the other hand, we don’t know who you are, where you live, your name, what is your real purpose, and who has hired you attack these people etc… “FSA MS and FSA ES Father” has posted the below link about you. Are these claims about you correct? Were you fired from a school because you were illegally working for another company? Are you posting comments with many listed fake names? Are you actually a female? …etc. I believe you need to answer these questions before you write any post to anybody. If you do I am not sure if anybody takes you seriously. http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/mary+addi
MarkMunoz June 11, 2012 at 04:13 AM
No se Javier es Ergenekon
FSA MS and FSA ES Father June 11, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Bill, Sorry to burst your bubble. I am a parent with a child at FSA ES. I had a child at FSA MS, but when the FCBOE made their decision in December I moved quickly to ensure my eldest had a place in a private school. I haven't made chasing Gulen an avocation or a vocation. I just want my kids to get a decent / great education and not be afraid to go to school. That is something the FSA MS offered. What I have seen in your postings, and the ones that also look like they were written by you, is just a very denigrating attitude towards parents who feel that the FSA schools offer a better place for their children. I have actually learned a lot from these postings and I can see why so many people in Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Roswell and Sandy Springs are angry, flummoxed or just surprised about FSA MS and their Board. Having said that the FSA parent community absolutely feels that the County gave us short shrift before FSA MS was shut down. The vast amount of Gulen related information makes for interesting and enlightening reading. When wrapped in snarky, pedantic, and insulting rhetoric, it makes one pause and consider the sources of this information. MarkMunoz actually started off with a measured tone in this blog / thread and then reverted back to type. If you and your crew could stay with a fact based approach I think you can advance your agenda. Without a more assuaging tone, you will turn off most Americans. Think Honey versus Vinegar.
Mary Addi June 11, 2012 at 04:37 PM
My name is Mary Addi, and I have no idea why any of of the bloggers on this site are so interested in me. Let me be very clear here, I do not write under any aliases, my website, http://www.charterschoolwatchdog.com, is the only moniker other than my real name, that I use now or have used in the past. There is no secretive grand plot in action here, my website has been in operation for over four years and is operated by me without any form of financial subsidies as is repeatedly implied by the person(s) writing about me. And secondly, since the person(s) that continously defames me and provides information that is both false and slanderous, it should be noted that you are currently being investigated in preparation for both civil and legal actions rendered against you. So keep writing and posting false information about me, because you are only bolstering the cases against you. Stick to the issues at hand instead of trying to deflect audit findings.
Javier Juanez June 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I am not sure what you mean by saying "ergenekon" but it seems you don't agree with these claims. Thanks for the clarification.
MarkMunoz June 20, 2012 at 04:08 PM
NORTH FULTON, article on historical problems at FSA: "The inaugural school year was only halfway through in 2003 when Fulton County School System officials were drawn into what was described as "serious problems" on the governing board of the FSA. According to a news article published in March 2003 in Appen Newspapers, "a serious rift has developed on the [FSA] board of directors over who is in control, essentially splitting the seven-member board into two factions with each side accusing the other of illegal activities." Parent members of the school's governing board sought to remove the principal, Selim Ozdemir, but maintained they were stymied by the founding trustees who essentially took over as the majority on the governing board. The founding board originated the charter for the school and was responsible only for running the nonprofit aspects of the school. Parent members of the governing board said the trustees were supposed to cease activities related to the management of the school once the governing board was in place. Instead, the trustees appointed themselves into control of the governing board." If this new group of parents don't feel duped they should.
MarkMunoz June 20, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Wrong, according to the North Fulton Article FSA problems go back to 2003: "The inaugural school year was only halfway through in 2003 when Fulton County School System officials were drawn into what was described as "serious problems" on the governing board of the FSA. According to a news article published in March 2003 in Appen Newspapers, "a serious rift has developed on the [FSA] board of directors over who is in control, essentially splitting the seven-member board into two factions with each side accusing the other of illegal activities." Parent members of the school's governing board sought to remove the principal, Selim Ozdemir, but maintained they were stymied by the founding trustees who essentially took over as the majority on the governing board. The founding board originated the charter for the school and was responsible only for running the nonprofit aspects of the school. Parent members of the governing board said the trustees were supposed to cease activities related to the management of the school once the governing board was in place. Instead, the trustees appointed themselves into control of the governing board."
MarkMunoz June 30, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Terry and Tom; We got your Statement regarding the audit conclusions. All I can say is "so what" you don't agree with it. Maybe you should take your paid consultation group that is known for restructuring bankrupt and defaulted businesses and file a lawsuit. You will just put more good money after bad and get further into debt. Meanwhile Wells Fargo is demanding the defaulted money. If you truly have only spent $6 million of this money and the rest is in an escrow account. Why not give Wells Fargo the $12 million remaining, and set up a payment plan for the $6 million you have spent. That is if you STILL have the $12 million. Tom have you personally seen the total left in the escrow account? Who or who(m) is in charge of this money? Show us the Money Tom!!!
A Parent October 24, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Read some facts about Gulen Charter Schools Myth: http://so-calledgulencharterschools.blogspot.com/

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