Questions surrounding the $536,000 contract between the state department of education and Class Measures, a Massachusetts company with ties to new state superintendent Mike Sentance won’t go away.
As Decatur Daily reporter Mary Sell details in this article, several state board members are scratching their heads trying to figure out the circumstances of the contract, why they have not been informed about it by the state superintendent and why they were not asked to approve it.
One who is looking for answers is Cynthia McCarty. Sell reports:
“Several members of the Alabama State Board of Education said Monday they still have concerns about a large proposed contract with a company that once employed the state superintendent — and with the board’s overall lack of control in contract selections.
“If we, the board of education, have a fiduciary responsibility over K-12 dollars, shouldn’t we have a role in the contract review process?” board member Cynthia McCarty, R-Anniston, said Monday. “I have some concerns and hope we will discuss this as soon as possible.”
About the $536,000 contract with Massachusetts-based Class Measures to review some schools and systems, McCarty and others said they still have questions.