School lockdown: PA Cyber Charter owes the public some answers
At issue is moonlighting done by CEO Michael J. Conti when he was PA Cyber's director of administrative services. As reported by the Post-Gazette's Rich Lord last Sunday, Mr. Conti encouraged his leadership team in May 2010 to list five to 10 of the online school's employees for possible selection and entry in a new master's degree program in online instruction offered by Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.
Eventually about 140 employees of PA Cyber would seek the degree. The tuition was paid by the charter school, which gets almost all of its funding from the public school districts in which its students live.