Miss Fortune has heard reports from several sources of a black car with tinted windows prowling the streets of Northern Michigan, repeatedly driving slowly past a number of homes.
Steven Ingersoll's request for a new trial and sentencing delay (finally covered by MLive, nearly six weeks after Miss Fortune broke the news on this blog) may have driven the continuing saga of the "charter cheater" underground, but the story keeps percolating on the back burner.
As I first revealed on April 29, and confirmed on April 30, the Bay City Academy's Ingersoll-controlled board awarded a one-year management agreement to its former superintendent, Brian Lynch. Lynch and his business partner, Michael Randel, formed Mitten Educational Management, Inc. on April 10, the day after Lynch closed on a new Grand Traverse County home. Official county records reveal that another mortgage was recorded on May 6 against a second home Lynch owns, with nearly $440,000 in mortgage debt collectively secured by the two properties.
So much for "I'm going to fight hard for my job"! Education as usual meets business as usual, as the charter school crown prince makes way for the new generation. Miss Fortune will leave you to wonder what other "crown princes" will be joining the "Mitten", as Lynch has yet to advertise for any openings.
And speaking of grasping fingers, it looks like Steve Ingersoll "My first name ain't baby, it's Steve – Mr. Ingersoll if you're nasty" may be taking a cue from Janet Jackson's "Control" CD and taking him back some of that.
Although Ingersoll's attorney, David S. Fry, dutifully filed the annual report for Smart Schools Management, Inc., on April 20 Fry filed an update—updating the record to include the addition of Steven Ingersoll as the entity's "resident agent".
Got to have a firm hand in control of a business that continues to receive annual six-figure sums for its "curriculum" from the Grand Traverse Academy—and the Bay City Academy.
And, speaking of six-figure sums, it appears that Full Spectrum Management, LLC still hasn't fully "severed ties with Smart Schools Management". After acknowledging in April 2014 that it was crucial to to "sever ties with Smart Schools Management" to preserve the integrity of the Grand Traverse Academy, Full Spectrum head Mark Noss is apparently still searching for an accountant. (Even Bruce Jenner's transition won't take this long.)
The position description above popped up a couple days ago on Pure Michigan Talent Connect.
Could it be no one understands what "accounting for an eduction facility" means?
And no, Miss Fortune did not make an error!