From the Office of Dr. Ron Sofo, CEO, City Charter High School

September 10, 2015

Re: Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale, Press Release, September 2015

City Charter High School values the education of all students and understands the importance of being responsible stewards of the taxpayer dollars and the need for transparency. To directly quote the Auditor General’s public report on page 2 of the Executive Summary:

“Our audit found that the charter school, in all significant respects, applied best practices and complied with certain relevant state laws, regulations, contracts, grant requirements and administrative procedures. However, we identify one matter unrelated to compliance that is reported as an observation.”

This observation was one that City High brought to the attention of the Auditor General’s office. The minor flaws recognized in bidding and record-keeping have been rectified.

All students are individuals with unique needs. Having a formulaic answer is not consistent with the promise and requirement for an “Individualized Education Plan”.

Although transportation costs are often prohibitive, we stand by our commitment to provide the best education possible to every student at City Charter High School.

City Charter High School is a 9-12 public high school that educates over 600 students per year. The school has been in existence for 14 years and is chartered by the Pittsburgh Public School District. The Pennsylvania Department of Education recognized City High as only one of four Title I High Schools of Distinction for Student Achievement in the state. Three students within the first 10 graduating classes, (2006 through 2015), were awarded the prestigious national Gates Millennium Scholarship worth $250,000 per student!

For any further questions or inquires, contact Dr. Ron Sofo, CEO, City Charter High School (412) 690-2489.

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