Magnolia Science Academy is without a doubt a Gulen Managed charter school

The Gulen Movement is fantastic at advertising, PR, and bestwowing fake honors on their students, politicians, local media and academia. The Parents4Magnolia blog is NOT American parents it is members of the Gulen Movement in damage control mode. Magnolia Science Academy, Pacific Technology School and Bay Area Technology is the name of their California schools. They are under several Gulen NGOs: Pacifica Institute, Willow Education, Magnolia Educaiton Foundation, Accord Institute, Bay Area Cultural Connection. Hizmet aka Gulen Movement will shamelessly act like satisifed American parents or students. They will lie, cajole, manipulate, bribe, blackmail, threaten, intimidate to get their way which is to expand the Gulen charter schools. If this doesn't work they play victim and cry "islamophobia". Beware of the Gulen propagandists and Gulen owned media outlets. DISCLAIMER: if you find some videos are disabled this is the work of the Gulen censorship which has filed fake copyright infringement complaints to Utube



Wednesday, January 9, 2019

More on Bob Blumenfield's odd relationship with #MagnoliaScienceAcademy #GulenSchools #MustafaSahin #MarkDierking

2 years before Bob Blumenfeld's facilitating redevelopment land and funds to Magnolia Science Academy #1 (MSA #1) Reseda  - RESEDA TOWN CENTER this will be over $10 million in value.
Blumenfeld is boasting about his partnership with Mustafa Sahin and Magnolia Science Academy.

As a reminder this School was DENIED renewal by LAUSD in October 2016 and was accepted by 1 vote to be managed by the LA county office of education.  This was after the County Superintendent and staff both recommended denial to the board (who is selected not elected)   they remain under their watchful eye.

Magnolia's past CEO Caprice Young is married to Mark Dierking who we identified as part of the SV planning commission which has access to redevelopment land and funds.  Mark Dierking you are a shameful person as your wife is, hopefully soon you both are investigated for fraud of federal money.

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UPDATE   FEBRUARY 2019     


Monday, October 22, 2018

Bay Tech Charter School aka Bay Area Technology School sister schools to Magnolia Science Academy #FinancialMismanagement #Embezzlement


Bay Area Technology School Notice of Concern #GulenSchool from Gulen Cemaat

ARTICLES ON BAY TECH CHARTER SCHOOL OR BAY AREA TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL 
click to enlargeOUSD officials are trying to stabilize the tottering organization. - BAYTECHSCHOOL.ORG
  • BayTechSchool.org
  • OUSD officials are trying to stabilize the tottering organization.

Amid a management crisis and allegations of fraud at Oakland's BayTech charter school, the Oakland Unified School District is exploring the possibility of appointing an independent director to the school's board. State law allows public school districts to make board appointments to charter schools under their supervision. BayTech has also hired Kathleen Daugherty, a retired superintendent from Sacramento who runs an education consulting firm, to assist with the school's recovery. Classes began on Monday at BayTech, even though the school's principal and several other senior administrators all abruptly quit at the end of the last school year.
Meanwhile, OUSD is continuing to investigate allegations that the school's former principal, Hayri Hatipoglu, defrauded BayTech by modifying his employment contract to obtain a lucrative three-year payout, instead of a standard six-month severance package. BayTech's three current board members, Fatih Dagdelen, Kairat Sabyrov, and Volkan Ulukoylu, allege that Hatipoglu made the contract modification without their knowledge.
But Hatipoglu wrote in an email to the Express that the allegations are untrue and have unfairly damaged his reputation.
"This allegation is such a big lie that even OUSD, CSMC (BayTech back office) would be able to refute that immediately as they can view/have access to school finances," Hatipoglu wrote.
OUSD hasn't commented about the school's situation or the allegations against Hatipoglu except to confirm several weeks ago that the district is conducting an investigation. School district records show that OUSD has obtained detailed financial information from BayTech.
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More Allegations of Embezzlement at Oakland's BayTech Charter School

The school district is investigating "questionable credit card charges" for expensive meals, cruises, and Disney tickets.

By Darwin BondGraham

https://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2018/08/17/more-allegations-of-embezzlement-at-oaklands-baytech-charter-school
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OUSD officials are investigating numerous questionable purchases made using the Bay Area Technology School's credit card, according to a notice of concern sent by the district to the charter school.

The newly revealed allegations are part of a broader investigation by OUSD into financial mismanagement at the school and include accusations by BayTech's three current board members against the school's former principal that he fraudulently altered his employment contract. The former principal, Hayri Hatipoglu, has accused the school's board of defaming him.

The review of the school's credit card spending was revealed in a July 12 notice of concern sent by OUSD's charter schools oversight office to BayTech's leaders. The district also wrote that BayTech has a system of "inadequate financial checks and balances."

OUSD flagged purchases from Netflix, Amazon, and numerous expensive restaurant bills as cause for concern. It's unclear if the purchases had any legitimate educational purpose.

The district also found $6,800 in payments to Commodore Cruises and Events, an Alameda-based cruise ship operator. BayTech's credit card was also used to purchase $2,919 in Disneyland tickets. The school paid for hotels and plane tickets for staff to travel to Southern California, Arizona, Utah, and Texas.

Copies of BayTech's credit card statements from 2016 and 2017 obtained by the Express through a California Public Records Act request show that the school paid $2,655 to an upscale Oakland pizzeria over a two-year period. The school's Wells Fargo credit card was also used to pay for six separate meals at Scott's Seafood in Oakland costing a total of $4,453.

Last year, the school's credit card was used to buy $32,698 in Apple electronics. According to former school staff who spoke with the Express on the condition of anonymity, some Apple products were given to staff as thank-you gifts and not used for official school purposes.

The district is currently investigating the school for financial mismanagement, and BayTech's board has also hired an independent firm, Oracle Investigations, to review allegations of embezzlement and fraud.

Former Principal Alleges Oakland's BayTech School Was Source of Funding for Gülen Movement 

https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/former-principal-alleges-oaklands-baytech-school-was-source-of-funding-for-gulen-movement/Content?oid=19390167

Hayri Hatipoglu said the charter school is a moneymaker for the shadowy Turkish political force led by Fethullah Gülen.

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In recent weeks, Oakland's Bay Area Technology School has become the center of a management crisis and accusations of fraud. Now, the school's former principal, Hayri Hatipoglu, alleges that the embattled charter school was used to bankroll a religious and political movement that was accused by Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of participating in an attempted 2016 coup.
In an interview with the Express last week, Hatipoglu said employees of the school — many of them Turkish immigrants — handed over thousands of dollars from their own salaries for the cause in exchange for the H-1B visas allowing them to work in the United States.
Hatipoglu said he resigned and left for Australia, where he is a citizen. He said he no longer wanted to allow the Gülen movement to exploit the school. And he said the allegations of fraud against him by BayTech's board of directors are false.
The Oakland Unified School District is currently investigating Hatipoglu for possibly embezzling thousands of dollars from the school by using its credit card to make unauthorized purchases, and for allegedly altering his employment contract without the board's knowledge. Hatipoglu's employment contract provided him with a fixed three-year term of employment. The contract stipulated that if he was terminated, or quit, without cause, the school would owe him the remaining pay for the rest of the three-year term. Fatih Dagdelen, a BayTech school board member who is accusing Hatipoglu of fraud, claimed in a recent email to OUSD officials that the true term of the contract was six months, not three years.
Hatipoglu denies that he stole from BayTech or altered his contract. But the former principal said all the allegations about BayTech's links to the Gülen movement are true.
Public records support some of Hatipoglu's claims.
"The school gave Turkish teachers employment because the school applies for their visas, and when they give donations, they get to work," said Hatipoglu. "I told [BayTech's board] I'd no longer do this because there have been so many allegations, and the Turkish government is looking into it."
Hatipoglu is one of the first high-level administrators of a Gülen school to describe the ways the movement allegedly extracts money from the many charter schools its followers operate.
The Gülen movement is led by an elderly Turkish imam named Fethullah Gülen who lives in exile in Pennsylvania. Gülen and his thousands of followers around the world have been labeled terrorists by the Turkish government. In recent years, Turkish intelligence agents have fanned out across at least 18 nations to spy on, and sometimes seize, Gülenists and take them back to Turkey where they are jailed and tortured, according to recent reports in The New York Times and other media.
Gülenists claim to be moderate Islamists concerned about the erosion of democracy and secularism under Prime Minister Erdogan's conservative government. They are pro-science and pro-capitalism, and the movement is as much a business network as it is a religious sect. Its followers wielded considerable political power in Turkey until the crackdown that followed the 2016 coup.
Erdogan has accused the United States of harboring Gülen and allowing his movement to operate a network of over 100 charter schools in California, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, and other states. Altogether, Gülen-linked schools receive hundreds of millions in public funds.
There have long been concerns in Oakland that BayTech is a Gülenist school, but the Oakland Unified School District never seriously investigated. Meanwhile, BayTech's administration and board members have repeatedly denied the accusations. In fact, Hatipoglu even said the school had no links to the movement at an OUSD board meeting last November. And BayTech board members have called anyone who raises questions about ties to the Gülen movement "racist."
But since the end of the last school year, when several senior staff and two school board members resigned, and the district began investigating, questions have emerged about whether BayTech is being used as a source of support for the Gülenists in their conflict with Erdogan's government.
Hatipoglu came to BayTech in 2011 from Australia on a work visa. When asked by followers of Fethullah Gulen who are linked to the school to make a contribution to a Gülen-linked organization, he said he initially agreed.
"They said Gülen was doing educational services, helping the poor and needy in Africa, dialogue, and world peace," said Hatipoglu. "Does that sound good to you? I willingly gave donations because I believe in this and didn't know it was compulsory.
"When I said 'no,' I saw the ugly face," said Hatipoglu. "Before that, it was all a beautiful mask."
Hatipoglu said he helped prepare visa applications for teachers, most of them from Turkey, to come work at BayTech. He said teachers were expected to make monetary contributions to Fethullah Gülen in exchange for their visa.
"Turkish teachers have to donate this money to stay and work in America," said Hatipoglu.
According to federal Department of Labor records, BayTech obtained at least 29 H1-B visas since 2009 to employ foreign educators, mostly from Turkey. The number of foreign teachers was unusual for a single small school.
Multiple calls and emails to BayTech board members Dagdelen, Sabyrov, and Ulukoylu seeking comment about Hatipoglu's allegations regarding the school went unreturned. The three currently oversee BayTech's $4 million budget of state and federal funds.
Asked at BayTech's most recent school board meeting on Aug. 6 whether they are followers of Fethullah Gülen or if the school has any links to the Gülen movement, both Dagdelen and Ulukoylu declined to comment.
Hatipoglu claims that he pushed for BayTech to distance itself from the Gülen movement first by having BayTech cut ties with the Accord Institute, a nonprofit that was founded by Gülenists and sells education services to Gülen-linked charter schools. BayTech was also founded by Gülen movement members, including the current CEO of the Accord Institute, and multiple sources said BayTech paid the Accord Institute about $70,000 a year for several years for various education training services.
Hatipoglu said he wanted BayTech to free itself from Accord due to bad publicity. Accord was the subject of investigations by the Los Angeles Unified School District and the California State Auditor, which established that there were conflicts of interest and weak financial controls. Accord, and a chain of Los Angeles charter schools founded by followers of Gülen, were also the subject of a story in LA Weekly that uncovered evidence that the schools were used to raise money for Fethullah Gülen.
BayTech did, in fact, cut ties with Accord last year. But Hatipoglu claims that he also wanted to put an end to the practice of bringing Turkish teachers over on H1-B visas and having them contribute money to the Gülen movement. Also, he wanted to recruit directors to BayTech's board who are not followers of Fethullah Gülen.
"This is where we all broke apart," said Hatipoglu.
School board emails obtained by the Express reveal that BayTech director Volkan Ulukoylu was attempting to resign earlier this year and replace himself with a man name Volkan "Adam" Kaya. Ulukoylu shared a brief bio and photo of Kaya with Sabyrov, Dagdelen, Hatipoglu, and Alretta Tolbert, one of the board members who resigned after Hatipoglu left the school.
Hatipoglu said that he was opposed to Kaya joining the board because Kaya has links to the Gülen movement.
According to tax records, Kaya is a director of Bay Area Cultural Connections, a Sunnyvale nonprofit affiliated with the Pacifica Institute — which describes itself as an organization inspired by Fethullah Gülen. The Express was unable to reach Kaya for comment.
Hatipoglu, now residing in Australia, said he's fearful because he has been identified as a Gülenist in reports in the Turkish media about BayTech's unraveling. He insisted he's innocent of defrauding the school and that the board, in fact, approved his three-year fixed-term contract on March 8 of last year.
Minutes from BayTech's March 8, 2017 board meeting are missing from the school's website, a violation of the Brown Act. OUSD had warned the school about violating the state's open-meetings law.
But a copy of BayTech's board minutes obtained from OUSD indicate that the board did, in fact, approve a fixed three-year term employment contract for Hatipoglu.
Sabyrov, in a June 27 email to OUSD officials, wrote that the board was tricked into approving the contract and that his audio tape of the meeting shows the board thought they were voting on a six-month term, not three years.
OUSD has yet to finish its investigation.
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Bay Area Technology Charter School - Magnolia's Gulen Sister school in Oakland under investigation #Embezzlement


Bay Area Technology School Financial Mismanagement Gulen School from Gulen Cemaat

click to enlargeAt an OUSD board meeting last November, BayTech Principal Hayri Hatipoglu angrily denounced questions about his school’s ties to the Gulen movement.
  • At an OUSD board meeting last November, BayTech Principal Hayri Hatipoglu angrily denounced questions about his school’s ties to the Gulen movement.
https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/baytech-charter-school-under-investigation-for-financial-mismanagement/Content?oid=18890699

Just before the end of the last school year, the principal of Oakland's Bay Area Technology School, Hayri Hatipoglu, suddenly resigned. At least four other senior staff and two of the charter school's five board members also abruptly quit. As a result, the organization was thrown into chaos. And then Hatipoglu disappeared. According to several sources, he left the country with his family for Australia, where he is a citizen.
Afterwards, the Oakland Unified School District, which is responsible for overseeing the BayTech charter school, opened an investigation. BayTech's three remaining board members also hired an independent party to carry out their own internal review.
While OUSD and BayTech have both attempted to keep the mini-crisis under wraps, the Express has learned that BayTech's three remaining board members are accusing Hatipoglu of defrauding the school. They allege that Hatipoglu surreptitiously changed his employment contract to provide himself with three years' worth of severance pay totaling about $450,000, an unusually large sum for a small school with an annual budget of approximately $3 million. His previous contract provided for only six months of severance pay, a standard in the education sector.
"We believe he changed his contract," said BayTech board member Fatih Dagdelen in a recent interview. "According to his contract, he'd get paid a six-months salary if he resigned, but all of a sudden his contract said he'd get paid two-and-a-half years further."
As to why Hatipoglu resigned, Dagdelen declined to say, but he added, "we have a lot of evidence and believe there's a fraud."
Hatipoglu has countered that he did nothing wrong. Instead, he alleges that Dagdelen and two other BayTech board members are part of a "shady network" trying to "take over" the school.
In an unusual and unsolicited email to the Express sent on June 28, Hatipoglu wrote that the school's Turkish board members conspired to punish him for his decision to break ties with a Southern California-based nonprofit. The nonprofit, Accord Institute, happens to be controlled by the followers of a powerful Turkish imam who leads a global Islamic political force called the Gülen movement.
Founded in the 1970s by the religious leader Fethullah Gülen, the Gülen movement is an Islamic-inspired social and political force that globalized as its followers immigrated to Europe, Australia, and the United States. The Turkish government considers the Gülen movement a terrorist organization because its members helped organize the 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Erdogan, and Erdogan has ordered thousands of Gülenists jailed. (The U.S. government, however, does not classify the Gülen movement as a terrorist organization.) Fethullah Gülen currently lives in self-exile in Pennsylvania, but he's considered one of the most powerful men in Turkish politics. His followers also set up and operate one of the largest chains of charter schools in the U.S. BayTech is one of these schools.
Former BayTech staff told the Express that for years there have been questionable financial practices at the school. They also confirmed that leading up to Hatipoglu's departure, there appeared to be a split between the school's Turkish directors and the former principal, but the cause of the falling out wasn't apparent. Non-Turkish staff and board members at the school said they have mostly avoided inquiring into the school's links to the Gülen movement.
But over the past decade, OUSD received multiple complaints asking that BayTech's rumored ties to the Gülen movement be closely examined. BayTech's leaders condemned these critics, however, calling any attempts to question the school's ties to Fethalluh Gülen's followers a form of discrimination.
At the OUSD board meeting last November, when BayTech was seeking to renew its charter, several members of the public questioned why the school district hasn't investigated. Hatipoglu responded angrily at the meeting by denying any link to the Gülen movement.
"It's worrisome for me that politics and education are in the mix here because whatever BayTech does, it goes through district oversight, state oversight," Hatipoglu said. "Is there one concrete example? Show me. It's all about slander."
According to Joshua Hendrick, a professor of sociology at Loyola University Maryland, many followers of Fethullah Gülen actually deny being part of the movement. This is especially true of Gülenists who have organized charter schools in the U.S.
OUSD officials have largely ignored BayTech's links to the Gülen movement, and the district had declined to investigate the school. But now, following the departure of the principal and other staff and allegations of fraud, OUSD confirmed that they've opened an investigation.
"OUSD takes seriously any allegations of financial mismanagement in our schools," district spokesperson John Sasaki wrote in an email. "As the charter authorizer, we have been informed of allegations of financial impropriety at BayTech."
According to BayTech's board meeting minutes from July 20, OUSD sent the charter school a Notice of Concern that outlines potential fiscal and managerial problems at the school.
Just eight months prior, OUSD's charter schools oversight office concluded that BayTech was fully in compliance with all fiscal controls. In a memo to OUSD's board, Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammel and Silke Bradford, who led OUSD's office of charter schools until February, wrote that allegations made against the school regarding fiscal mismanagement were "completely unfounded."
Johnson-Trammel and Bradford also wrote that claims that BayTech is linked to the Gülen movement — which the FBI has investigated for misusing public funds — are false. They concluded that critics of the Gülen movement who pointed out the school's ties were "racist." Following this assessment, OUSD's board renewed BayTech's charter to operate.
But BayTech's direct links to the Gülen movement are readily apparent.
BayTech, which is run by the nonprofit Willow Education foundation, was founded with a $450,000 state Department of Education grant in 2003 by Suleyman Bahceci, a prominent member of the Gülen movement who has set up other charter schools in Texas, Utah, and Southern California.
Bahceci didn't respond to an email seeking comment for this report.
Robert Amsterdam, an attorney working on behalf of the Turkish government, has identified Bahceci as one of the Gülen movement's key organizers in the U.S. charter school industry.
"Charter schools are free money for them," said Sharon Higgins, an Oakland resident who has closely followed the Gülen movement's expansion into the U.S. education sector. "If they get a school opened, they can bring their members to the U.S. They have a lot of H-1B visas to get their members here, so it's a way to increase their membership in the U.S. and tap into public funds."
Willow Education has obtained numerous H-1B visas to hire teachers from Turkey and other countries where the Gülen movement is strong. According to U.S. Department of Labor records, since 2009, Willow Education used 29 separate visas to hire math, science, English, and Turkish language instructors.
One of these visas was assigned to Hatipoglu. He immigrated to the U.S. from Australia, although he is of Turkish origin. Former BayTech staff told the Express that Hatipoglu took over BayTech at a time when the school was struggling financially and that he was able to turn it around. Parents and teachers at the school told the Express that the school has excelled academically, even if BayTech has run into management and financial problems.
In addition to Bahceci, other past BayTech staff and board members have obvious ties to the Gülen movement, according to records and interviews.
One key link is through the Accord Institute, a nonprofit charter school management company that was established by Bahceci and other Gülen movement members.
In Los Angeles, the Gülen movement set up several charter schools called the Magnolia Science Academy. These schools were audited in 2014 and 2015 by the Los Angeles Unified School District's Inspector General and the California State Auditor. Both series of audits found numerous problems including weak financial controls, bad record keeping, and mismanagement. The Magnolia schools were found to be paying Accord hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for services, but it's unclear what Accord did with the money. In addition, Bahceci ran Magnolia schools when the lucrative contracts with Accord were signed, and then he later moved back to Accord. Auditors ultimately found nothing illegal in the dealings, however.
Baris Cagdaser helped found Willow Education and BayTech alongside Bahceci and served on BayTech's board until 2012. Cagdaser was also on the Accord board of directors with Bahceci. And Accord's current CEO, Matt Avsaroglu, was a cofounder of BayTech and worked there until 2009.
Like the Magnolia schools in Los Angeles, BayTech also had a relationship with Accord, although it's unclear how much BayTech was paying them. BayTech hasn't posted financial information about its dealings with Accord on the school's website. Additionally, BayTech is missing copies of its board meeting agendas and minutes from years prior to 2009, and hasn't posted minutes for any other board meetings held prior to August of last year.
Hatipoglu alleges that he's a victim of retaliation by BayTech's three Turkish board members because he tried to cut ties with Accord. In his email to the Express, Hatipoglu wrote that last year he moved to have Accord's contract terminated due to the controversy around its dealings with the Los Angeles Magnolia schools. But according to Hatipoglu, Accord's CEO responded by retaliating. "He indicated to me that I made a huge mistake and that I would pay."
Several calls to Accord went unreturned.
At BayTech's board meeting on Monday, two of the school's three remaining directors, Dagdelen and Volkan Ulukoylu, declined to say whether the school is linked in any way to the Gülen movement. In response to Hatipoglu's allegations about a "shady network" trying to control the school, Ulukoylu said he had "no idea" what the former principal was talking about.
Dagdelen said he couldn't comment further about Hatipoglu's alleged fraud, but he added that just three days after BayTech opened its investigation, Hatipoglu appeared to have left the country.
PART II of ongoing investigation
https://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2018/08/10/oaklands-baytech-charter-school-violated-multiple-state-laws
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The Bay Area Technology School violated state education laws when it required students and their families to purchase uniforms, graduation tickets, and caps and gowns, according to the Oakland Unified School District. All students were made to purchase uniforms from the Oakland charter school only, a violation of the education code. 

Graduating 8th and 12th graders were made to purchase caps and gowns from the school, and their family members were required to buy $10 tickets to attend the ceremony. 

These practices went on for several years, according to school staff who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation. BayTech even warned parents on its website that students would only be allowed to wear BayTech branded jackets, sweaters, and shirts, and that students could face discipline if they didn't don the clothing.

The proceeds BayTech collected from these illegal activities amounted to thousands of dollars, said several sources. It's unclear what the school's administration did with the money.

OUSD authorities ordered BayTech to put a stop to these practices on June 8, according to a notice of concern sent to the charter school's board and interim co-principals by Leslie Jimenez, OUSD's charter school coordinator.

In a separate notice of concern sent a week earlier, OUSD officials warned BayTech leaders that they repeatedly violated California's Brown Act, which requires that charter schools provide public access to meetings because they receive public funding.

According to OUSD, BayTech's board convened meetings in February that were essentially secret because no notices or agendas were posted to inform the public.

The school board also convened meetings via email without notifying the public. The purpose of one of these online meetings was to recruit a new board member. The potential replacement was a Richmond resident originally from Turkey.

In March, BayTech's school board failed to post agendas for two separate board meetings on BayTech's website. And in May, the board posted an incorrect date for a board meeting and then issued an agenda after a mandatory deadline, thereby hampering the public's ability to participate.

Furthermore, OUSD found that three of the school's board members withheld documents from two board members. The recent notice of concern sent by OUSD to BayTech didn't identify which board members were prevented from accessing the records, or what specifically the records pertained to.

The numerous financial and transparency violations came to light after OUSD announced that it was investigating BayTech for mismanagement.

The district's investigation was initiated after BayTech's principal, Hayri Hatipolgu, suddenly resigned at the end of the past school year. Several other senior staff also quit the school, and two board members, Alretta Tolbert and Gina Miller resigned, as well. The sudden departure of the board members and staff have thrown the school into chaos.

The three remaining board members, Fatih Dagdelen, Kairat Sabyrov, and Volkan Ulukoylu, are now accusing Hatipoglu of defrauding the school by surreptitiously changing his employment contract to give himself a three-year payout worth hundreds of thousands of dollars if he resigned, instead of a six-month payout worth much less.

Hatipoglu has fired back at the three remaining board members by accusing them of being part of a "shady network" that is trying to "take over" BayTech. But since he resigned, the Express has been unable to contact Hatipoglu.

Looming over the school's management crisis is its relationship to a larger network of charter schools that were established by followers of Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish imam who has been accused of plotting the 2016 coup against the Turkish government. Gulen resides in Pennsylvania.

BayTech's three current board members are all Turkish. When asked at the school's board meeting earlier this week if the school is linked to the Gulen movement, both Dagdelen and Ulukoylu declined to answer.

According to OUSD records, the district is reviewing BayTech's finances to see if any money was misappropriated. Hatipoglu's employment contract is also being examined to determine if the allegations against him are true.

BayTech's first day of school is August 13 and the school has hired an interim CEO to assist with reconstituting the board and getting the organization's affairs in order. OUSD is also considering appointing a board member to BayTech.

update 10/26/2018
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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Santa Ana Unified DENIES Magnolia Science Academy Renewal #VarolGurler

Varol Gurler a die-hard Gulenists is now principal of Magnolia Science Academy Santa Ana.  Replacing an American woman Laura Shlottman who is now merely teaching Math at another charter school.   We have discussed Varol on this blog, and his moving around the USA teaching for Gulen Schools in 4 different states (California, Arizona, Colorado and NY) 
Varol Gurler never testified for his school's renewal the Turks (Gulenists) new strategy is to have the Mexicans do all their vetting for them.  While they sit back and collect the cash. 

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THAT MOMENT WHEN MAGNOLIA SCIENCE ACADEMY -SANTA ANA IS DENIED RENEWAL.   NEXT ?  THEY WILL APPEAL STAY TUNED

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Magnolia Science Academy SA Alfredo Rubalcava addresses DENIAL #GulenSchool #MikeDrop



Sour grapes Alfredo Rubalcava you cannot talk pass 2 minutes follow directions you are nothing special and neither is your dam GULEN school - Glad they muted the mike on your vile pathetic laughable talk.
ENTIRE VIDEO HERE AT SAUSD
https://www.sausd.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=6287&ModuleInstanceID=37891&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=77053&PageID=25975

SUMMARY OF MAGNOLIA SCIENCE ACADEMY - DENIAL OCTOBER 9, 2018


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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Gulen School in Santa Ana Lies To School Board #AlfredoRubalcav...


https://msasa.magnoliapublicschools.org/apps/staff/

SAUSD has this petition down as a "renewal" for Magnolia Science Academy

How can it be a "Renewal" when SAUSD is not the entity overseeing it?  This is actually a "ReAuthorization" 
changing the name and changing the Tax ID number and asking for another authorizer.   What is prompting Magnolia Science Academy in Santa Ana to seek authorization from SAUSD - Maybe the audit and other issues at the state of California finally caught up with them.   There has been 2 closures of the Magnolia "affiliates" a school in Santa Clara and a School in Orangevale, CA  The name change request is Magnolia Public Charter School - WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE?  

Additionally a HUGE investigation on their school in Oakland, CA Bay Tech Charter School under their Willow Education has landed under the microscope.  Principal Hayri fled the USA taking $450,000 and their audit is showing that they used the school credit card to charge $30,000 of Apple products to give as gifts / incentives.  They are very connected even thought they lie and say they are not - 
Here is the article in Oakland News that mentions Magnolia Schools as their affiliate with "Accord Institute" 3rd paragraph from bottom 


In Fact, their first application back in 2001 at LAUSD was under their stable name of Dialogue Cultural Scientific & Educational Foundation, they then changed it to MERF (Magnolia Educational Research Foundation)  here is the name change at the state articles of Incorporation in 2008, note the names of the two men on the sigature are both back in Turkey, the only remaining original founding board member in California is Remzi Oten who lives in the Anaheim Hills and son Joseph (Yosepf) Oten goes to Magnolia Science Academy in Santa Ana 
Remzi Oten and many of the other Gulenists in Calfiornia that operate Pacifica Institute (lobbying) Dialogue front And CATA their Turkish American Chamber of Commerce-  know the recently arrested leader of the Gulen Movement USA money laundering operations Kemal Oksuz  just arrested via Interpol in Armenia, world wide  we know of 7 of the money laundering operations have been investigated, in jail or had their bank accounts frozen & fake businesses seized. Many more are under investigation worldwide 
Magnolia (MERF- Magnolia Educational Research Foundation)  must anticipate that the State is not going to renew for them, otherwise they would stay put.  They are on PROBATION    That $17 million that Alfredo talks about in his video testimony at SAUSD getting from the state was applied under their Pacific Technology School (prior name) in Costa Mesa, and they received that money at the same time Magnolia Science Academy had a statewide audit 2014-2015 Here is the audit https://www.slideshare.net/GulenCemaat/audit-of-gulen-operated-magnolia-science-academy ; Its unclear if the State understood they were a part of the Magnolia Science Academy under audit and if their name change from Pacific Technology School to Magnolia Science Academy had taken place when they received the $17 million   


Alfredo is new to his position as Superintendent / CEO, he resumed the position July 1, 2018 when everyone's "poison ivy"  Dr. Caprice Young stepped down from her $250K role, Magnolia has a huge gap in what they pay their administrators and what they pay their credentialed teachers.   Alfredo started as a teacher at their Bell, CA location, became Principal then was moved into the administrative role of Chief External Officer when the CCSA people and Dr. Caprice Young struck a back room deal with LAUSD to keep the schools open.  Alfredo's position was basically the liaison to the Hispanic community, holding meetings in the community - speaking on Spanish radio and TV.  Developing Firenza de Padres and other support groups.  They tell the usual stories of 100% graduation, and the uniforms, as well as classes for the parents in how to use the phone app and check their childrens grades.  He is a good butler for the Gulen Movement and paid well,  He left in 2017 to take a position with CCSA in the same capacity when he left he was being paid $130,000 a year, I was informed he is making $180,000 as the new Superintendent / CEO.  A deal for the Gulen Movement, since Alfredo has no advanced degree beyond an undergraduate and it's unclear if he has a teaching credential.  He is the 6th superintendent/CEO of Magnolia Science Academy since 2001 (17 years)  He is the first Hispanic which is smart since the school has about 80% Hispanic enrollment.  
Also They changed the board before it was all Turkish Muslim Men, now there is 2 hispanic women 1 black woman, 1 jewish rabbi and 5 Turkish Muslim Men (9 total)  who retain the voting control pg 7 of 990 tax returns you can also view the hyper inflated salaries of the administration The departing Oswaldo Dias was making $194,712 as CFO https://www.slideshare.net/GulenCemaat/magnolia-science-academy-2016-tax-returns-990

in an effort to make the school appear more diverse when Caprice came in she fired a lot of the Turkish Males, I understand they had no teaching credentials a few are in litigation with Magnolia Science Academy for wrongful termination there are a few lawsuits pending according to their board minutes so SAUSD will want to get down to the bottom of the pending lawsuits and how it may effect the district.  One lawsuit was settled this past April 12, 2018 "Metin Demir vs. Magnolia Science Academy.  As they usually do throughout the USA they work hard to settle so the case doesn't reach jury trial here is some info on Metin's case I understand he did receive over $150K plus back pay for being wrongfully terminated without Magnolia having to admit guilt 

Here is another lawsuit just receiving the green light in Supreme court of NY for Ersun Konkur State of New York  vs. Utica Science Academy, Turkish Cultural Center and Highway Education 

There are several of these EOE lawsuits throughout the USA some are American teachers but lately it's been Turkish Male Teachers who are fed up paying Tuzuk money, being abused and lied to.  Some are tired of dedicating their lives to Hocaefendi Muhammed Fethullah Gulen who lives on $40 million estate - The NAACP has Resolution 16 regarding the Gulen Movement and demands accountability - and investigations in California and in the USA, specifically names Magnolia Science Academy as part of Resolution16  

SAUSD 9/25 video when Alfredo and the others speak starting at 1:24.25 to 1:30 

 they kept the Turkish Teachers away from speaking and from these hearings as much as possible preferring to hide behind Hispanic Parents and American Teachers as much as possible
Varol Gurler who is the principal Magnolia Science Academy - K-6th grade he is a die hard gulenists moving all over the USA teaching for Gulen Schools :
Amity Brooklyn School
Lotus School of Excellence
Sonoran Science Academy
Magnolia Science Academy

Lastly this is sinking down quickly just this past week there was a shooting on the estate entrance of the Willow Retreat aka Golden Generation Worship and Retreat Center.  Erdogan has vowed to close down Gulen Terrorism on American soil if need be.  Don't know where this is going but they have a financial situation as the money is being frozen you will see more and more of them liquidating their assets and property they have acquired.   Its better to error on the side of caution, school shootings are not exactly a novel idea in America 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Apprehended Top Gulenist Kemal Oksuz ties to California Magnolia Schools founder #RemziOten

In the United States, foreigners first took the name of FETO, now it turns out that they exchanged tasks. The results of the investigations conducted by the Security Units proved that the methods used by the US administrators to abolish only the Turkish names of the FETO residents are not limited to using the names familiar to the US people.  (Translated from turkish article )https://www.yenisafak.com/gundem/once-isim-sonra-gorev-3152663

Kemal Okzuz and Remzi Oten (founder of Magnolia Science Academy- California ) 

it twas found out that FETÖ tried to hide the members of those who flee to the US and who were there in the institutions of the organization by rotating them among the institutions after the July 15 coup attempt.

MORE ON KEMAL OKSUZ ARREST HERE
 

30 FETÖ'CÜYÜ ROTATION
In this context, for example, Kemal Öksüz, who is a relative of Adil Öksüz and who coordinates many of the activities of FETÖ in the United States and who is called "Kevin", is re-appointed as president of the Turquoise Council of the Americas and Eurasian TCAE after the coup. . TUSKON's US representative, Remzi Öten, was appointed by the Turkish-American Chamber of Commerce in California. In the meantime, it turns out that Kemal Öksüz's wife, Sevgi Öksüz, also used "Sue" foreign name. According to this, it was determined that the members of the high-level TPC personnel who had reached