Dallas Charter School CEO Faces Federal Charges in Kickback Scheme

The head of a South Dallas charter school is accused of taking at least $5,000 to steer a technology contract toward a specific provider under a federal program that's been tangled up in other controversies. Federal authorities say that Donna Houston-Woods used her position as CEO of Nova Academy to award a bid worth about $478,000 to ADI Engineering Inc. The company was to provide services through the Federal Communications Commission's "E-Rate" program that helps needy schools and libraries get affordable telecommunications, internet access and related upkeep.   Continue reading...

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