Grand jury finds complaint against program unfounded |

Grand jury finds complaint against program unfounded

Allegations of fraud and financial misconduct against Nevada Union High School’s Telecommunications Partnership Academy have been deemed unfounded by the Nevada County grand jury.

In fact, the grand jury recommended NU create more academies for alternate career paths for students and make just a few minor adjustments to the telecommunications program.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the grand jury said those making the complaints “made unsubstantiated and inaccurate charges … based upon misinformation and driven by personal agendas.”

By California law, the grand jury does not divulge who makes complaints or announce which individuals are contacted in its investigations.

But in the statement, the grand jury said it had interviewed the complainants and school personnel and reviewed reports the academy submits to meet state education requirements. The statement said the complainants admitted they had not even read the academy’s report for 2005-2006.

The grand jury also said the academy has passed multiple inspections and written state reviews.


To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail or call 477-4237.

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