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pathetic nightmare of a presentation delivered unprofessionally by their CEO Caprice Young. Magnolia Schools has had other "revisions" in it's 6 short years they have moved 2 times and are on their third principal. This Gulen Charter School has had a turnover of 90% of teachers and is currently sharing a campus with Hispanic University they have under 100 students. Caprice Young shamelessly delivered this presentation full of falsehoods on 4/6/2016 where she was admonished for her "Sunshine Clip Art" and ridiculously blaming the recession on the woes of this GULEN CHARTER SCHOOL. Some misconceptions in this presentation despite the unprofessional layout, are 1) US World News and Report merely gathers survey information from the schools, Magnolia claims to be a top school in America but it's based on the Gulenists slamming the online survey boards. Additionally the other Gulen charter schools: Dove Science Academy and Horizon science Academy ALL claim to be a US News and World Report top School. It's not based on anything but information fed to US News by the Schools (aka Gulenists) 2) The contest she boasts the school will be attending or have won awards at are largely Gulenist sponsored events just like the recent 4/30 STEAM Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center put on by Magnolia with Magnolia students winning awards, trophies, etc., 3) This presentation lies about the outcome of the state wide audit - the state found there was many things that needed to be changed in Magnolia's bookkeeping practices which are now handled by an outside firm, also the practice of spending taxpayers money $200K+ on h1-b Visa Teachers from Turkey was deemed "acceptable" but Caprice has been warned about hiring unqualified h1-b Visas Teachers. The $1.2 million shortfall was fixed with a deposit from some source of $9 million (Ms. Young has never been transparent about where this deposit came from) 12 agreements with the courts and LAUSD had to be met so MSA could stay open. there were 69 entries not accounted for besides the obvious shameful expenses of the double dipping Accord. (ordered by Judge Lavin to sever ties)
1. March 2009: Santa Clara County Board of Education approves the charter petition for Magnolia Science Academy-Santa Clara, a countywide charter. The charter was approved for a three-year period (July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010). The school did not open as planned in fall 2009. In early 2010, the charter was revised.
2. Fall 2010: Magnolia opens MSA-Santa Clara at a site in Sunnyvale (1095 Dunford Way). This is the first of three charter schools for which a 3-year charter was granted to them by the board of the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE).
3. Fall 2012: MSA-Santa Clara moves into the campus at 2720 Sonoma Place in Santa Clara which belongs to Santa Clara Unified. This site was the longtime home to a historically important Santa Clara school