TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Mercer County charter school executive director fined

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 10:48 p.m.
 

The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission on Tuesday fined the executive director of a Mercer County charter school for leasing properties he and his family controlled for the school's use without board approval.

James Gentile, executive director of Keystone Education Center Charter School, violated conflict of interest rules, the commission said. It fined him $7,000.

The charter school, founded in 1997, accepts students from 40 school districts in Western Pennsylvania.

Gentile became the school's director in July 1997. He was a member of the school's board of directors from that time through January 2010, state officials said.

Charter school trustees are considered public officials in Pennsylvania.

From the 2006-07 through 2011-12 school years, the school paid $714,120 in leases for two Greenville properties owned by Gentile Enterprises, a company owned by Gentile and his family, without board approval, the state said.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Bryant suspension opens doors for other Steelers’ receivers
  2. Less sleep increases your chance of catching a cold, researchers say
  3. Two wild-card format hurting Pirates in short term
  4. Steelers trade 6th-round pick for Jaguars kicker Scobee
  5. Pitt defense is entering new season with something to prove
  6. Starkey: The kick returner and the grizzly bear
  7. Risks don’t get any better as online dating prospers
  8. Steelers WR Bryant’s suspension upheld
  9. Steelers notebook: LB Harrison believes Goodell will prevail in Brady ruling
  10. Some White Oak students arrive home an hour late
  11. Despite age, ‘Trek’ stars enjoy hipster status