Financial Mismanagement in Charter School

by Optimization with an Impact (OpIm)

SEGS has relatives on the Board and employed in administrative and staff positions in the school. Including
o Randolph Keaton – Board Chair as of August 2014 and CEO of Men and Women United. Brother of Devoria K Berry, Executive Director of SEGS
o Andrea Simmons, Current contracted Finance Officer and Board member. Previous Board Treasurer until August 2014. Niece of Devoria K Berry.
o Leslie McLaurin, several contracts with the school. Niece of Devoria K Berry
 SEGS violated its own policy for employment of relatives for the following:
o Current Executive Director Devoria K. Berry
o Current Finance Officer Andrea Simmons, also a Board Member
o Former Director Norwood Keaton and
o Janitorial and Transportation services provider Leslie McLaurin