Sources confirm Evans’ closed-door meeting with School Reform Commission

    Further probing of the School Reform Commission’s handling of the Martin Luther King High School charter conversion turned up confirmation of State Rep. Dwight Evans’ presence at a close-door meeting with the SRC.

    NewsWorks partner the Public School Notebook received a copy of the SRC’s executive session agenda for March 16. Evans’ name appears on the list to discuss MLK’s Renaissance School matching.


    The school has since been picked up and dropped by two charter companies and is now on track to become a Promise Academy. A District spokeswoman maintain Evans’ attendance at the meeting does not violate the Sunshine Act because no deliberation or decision-making too place.

    The investigation into the MLK charter switch is ongoing, but the city is to wrapped up in budget talks right now for the SRC matter to take precedence.

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