Extraordinary Audit of TVLC Schools
Dear Superintendent Monroe, Superintendent Mousalimas, Superintendent Bowers, Superintendent Thoming, Honorable Alameda County Board of Education Trustees, and Honorable Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees,
We, parents, voters, and taxpayers, respectfully request that Superintendent Monroe of Alameda County Office of Education and Superintendent Mousalimas of San Joaquin County Office of Education request an Assembly Bill (AB) 139 Extraordinary Audit from the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) for Tri-Valley Learning Corporation (TVLC) schools. TVLC operates two charter schools in Alameda County: (1) Livermore Valley Charter School (LVCS); and (2) Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory High School (LVCP), as well as two charter schools in Stockton: (1) Acacia Elementary School (AES); and (2) Acacia Middle School (AMS). Questions regarding potential fraud, misappropriation of funds, illegal fiscal practices, financial mismanagement, student abuse, and private inurement involving the public funds of the four aforementioned schools have been presented by various agencies. AB 139 awards you, Superintendent Monroe, and you, Superintendent Mousalimas, the authority to request an Extraordinary Audit of the school’s finances through the services of FCMAT. AB 139 states such an audit may be appropriate "where COE has reason to believe fraud, misappropriation of funds, or other illegal fiscal practices necessitate COE review."
While we expect you, as superintendents of the counties in which the schools are located, are familiar with the questions and accusations currently being investigated by multiple agencies, we include herein links to the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District and New Jerusalem Elementary School District allegations, respectively. We believe them to necessitate COE review and, having observed repeated requests from multiple agencies for information and financial documentation go unanswered, we believe an Extraordinary Audit to be overdue.
Please conduct the investigation authorized to you by law and that parents, voters, and taxpayers deserve by ordering a FCMAT Extraordinary Audit of TVLC’s schools.
Undersigned Parents, Voters, and Taxpayers