Sources: Leadership Change At St. Paul Charter School

Jay Kolls
Updated: 02/13/2014 10:27 PM
Created: 02/13/2014 9:51 PM

The Board of Directors at the Community School of Excellence (CSE) held an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the future of the charter school's Superintendent.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS showed up at the school looking for answers at the meeting. It was a closed meeting, which is allowed when discussing personnel issues, but no one at the school would even take a question afterward.

We were told someone would come out and talk to us after the meeting, but it adjourned and no one showed up. We did see some board members quickly leaving the parking lot in their cars in the back of the school.

CSE Superintendent, Moe Chang, has been under fire in recent weeks.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has confirmed there are two separate investigations into the school right now. One by St. Paul Police and the other by the FBI.

St. Paul Police are investigating allegations of possible child abuse that were not reported to authorities and the FBI is looking into possible fraudulent billing of school lunches to the Federal Government.

We also obtained a letter from Concordia University, which oversees CSE's management, that says a "change in leadership at the school is imperative."

The Community School of Excellence receives $9 million in taxpayers' money and has over 900 students between kindergarten and eighth grade.

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