Group to continue with schools pacts
“The only opportunity for any impropriety going forward is if new contracts were contemplated or extended if she was involved” as chancellor, he said. “It doesn’t sound like it’s the case here, but it’s a good question to ask.”
The contracts are a significant source of revenue for the group, according to financial records.
They represent about 10 percent of the $9.4 million in government fees and contracts the group reported in 2004 and 2005, its most recent available tax return.
Mrs. Rhee, scheduled to appear before the council for a confirmation hearing next month, isn’t the only New Teacher Project executive running D.C. schools. She appointed as her top deputy Kaya Henderson, a vice president for the group.
Miss Henderson also served as a board member for EdBuild, a D.C.-based nonprofit that won more than $50 million in school contracts.
Among EdBuild’s executives and key staffers are several current and former D.C. officials, including John Hill, director of the D.C. Board of Library Trustees; Julie Mikuta, a former D.C. school board member; and Eric Price, former D.C. deputy mayor for planning and economic development.
Neil Albert, who now serves as D.C. deputy mayor for economic development, joined EdBuild at a salary of $110,452 shortly after the nonprofit’s founding in 2005.