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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"SON OF A...!" LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO HEAD CHARTER SCHOOL OFFICE...& HIS LAST NAME IS OSHELSKI, TOO! Son Of Former Director, Most Recently A Sault Ste. Marie 4th Grade Teacher, Named To Head Office That Authorizes (Among Other Public School Academies) Bay City Academy, Grand Traverse Academy

Meet the new boss, (almost the) same as the old boss!

What's next...a Habermehl progeny joining Brian Lynch's Mitten Educational Management?

Thanks to a tip from a reader of this blog, Miss Fortune has learned that Chris Oshelski, a former 4th grade charter school teacher apparently lacking the upper level management experience required in the job's position description, has nonetheless been named Executive Director of Lake Superior State University's Charter School office.

Replacing his father, Nick, who announced his retirement in March, Chris Oshelski was most recently a 4th grade teacher at Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe PSA in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. 

The charter school originally opened in 1994 as a tribal school sponsored by the Sault Ste. Marie band of Chippewa Indians. In 1995, the school was chartered by Northern Michigan University to become a public school academy and is renamed Bahweting Anishnabe Public School Academy. In 1998, the Bahweting Anishnabe PSA was renamed Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe PSA in honor of the late Chippewa tribal leader. 

The position description listed the following “Minimum Qualifications”:

A master’s degree and at least five years of experience in traditional or charter school K-12 administration – including experience in supervision of faculty and staff members, budget management, curriculum development, and assessment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. The successful candidate will need to occasionally work long days, evenings and weekends, as well as travel to authorized and proposed PSA sites year-round by automobile. 

Must be tough to find good help these days!

Monday, August 24, 2015

OCTOBER SURPRISE! Steven Ingersoll, Roy Bradley Sentencing Delayed!

According to an order filed this afternoon (August 24), Steven Ingersoll's sentencing date has been pushed back from September 24 to October 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m to accommodate a hearing on the government’s motion for restraining order and its motion to compel Ingersoll to produce "complete and accurate financial information". That hearing is scheduled for September 24 at at 2:30 p.m.

According to the order filed today by U. S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington, on August 11, 2015, the court conducted an "in-person status conference" with counsel for both Ingersoll and co-defendant Roy C. Bradley, Sr. to address issues that may arise during sentencing. 

The hearing focused on the "Presentence Investigation Report and associated information concerning Defendant Steven Ingersoll". Today's order stated that the presentence report for Bradley will be reviewed by Judge Ludington to "assess similar contested information" and the sentencing hearings for both defendants will be coordinated to avoid duplication.  

Judge Ludington ordered both parties to provide a list of witnesses that will be called during the sentencing hearing and any documents/exhibits the witnesses may rely on during their testimony on or before September 11, 2015. 

The witness list should briefly summarize the witness’s anticipated testimony and the anticipated amount of time for direct examination. Judge Ludington also directed both parties to exchange this information with each other. 

In addition, Judge Ludington indicated that the attorneys for Ingersoll and Bradley may file a supplemental brief concerning "a defendant’s ability to provide testimony at sentencing that might contradict with a jury finding" on or before September 11, 2015. (The government's response is due on or before September 25, 2015.)

Ludington ordered that the parties’ briefs are not to exceed 10 pages. 

Trick...or treat?