Monday, March 07, 2005 Private Tuition accountability "Anyone curious about how their tax dollars are spent at public schools has the legal right to examine district records, attend board meetings and vote for representatives.
But for parents paying private school tuition, there's far less accountability after the check is written.
Many parents of students attending the private 330-student Mokelumne River School near Lodi wondered why repairs to deteriorating buildings are minimal and why little came out of apparently successful fund-
raisers. Several complained that the school board -- composed of four brothers -- kept them in the dark. Parents alleged that not only did the brothers conduct school business by phone and without parent involvement, they also denied parents access to basic financial information that nonprofits are required by federal law to make available to the public. "

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