Panel to Supervise 3 Schools for Homeless
Superintendent's indictment raises questions on future.
A local judge has appointed a panel to supervise three Arizona schools that serve homeless children, following the indictment of the superintendent who oversees them.
Maricopa County Superintendent Sandra E. Dowling pleaded not guilty last month to 25 charges related to financial mismanagement of the regional district that operates the Thomas J. Pappas schools.
The schools, which educate a total of about 800 students at an elementary and a middle school in Phoenix and an elementary school in Tempe, were teetering on the brink of closure after money woes caused the district to miss its payroll the day before Thanksgiving. Other school districts in Phoenix and Tempe offered to take in the children, but were not planning to keep...
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