State audit questions charter schools’ site lease payments
The Sky Foundation, which manages Dove Charter Schools, has collected about $3.182 million more in lease payments for use of the Dove Science Academy-OKC school site than it paid to originally purchase the property, auditors said.
School foundations normally are created to provide private financial assistance to schools, but the Sky Foundation didn’t operate that way, auditors said.
Auditors said the limited scope of the audit didn’t allow them to track where all of the excess money from lease payments went but indicated some of the money may have been spent inappropriately.
Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who serves as attorney for Dove Charter Schools, says that the lease payments were not improper.