The Political Agitator response: I remember when, yep when John Westberg came to SouthWest Edgecombe High School. He was ousted there due to a scandal pertaining to test scores. He sued Edgecombe County Public Schools and he along with some folks who had been wanting to start a charter school in the county found the right time to make it happen. This morning I received a message that the school bus drivers had been told recently they would not be receiving a check because the school had no cash flow. This evening I received a call that the board of directors had terminated Westberg. I had stated earlier that Westberg, his wife and son worked there but I learned today that his son was no longer employed there and had moved out of the county. Sources say the school is $800,000 in the negative. Please see the letter below from the chair of the board of directors.
November 7, 2014
Dear NECP Parents and Guardians,
North East Carolina Preparatory School is announcing a change in leadership. The Board of Directors has asked Middle School Assistant Principal Miles Brite to serve as Acting Executive Director as we conduct a search for a new executive director. More information about the search process and how you may participate will be shared very soon. For updates, please monitor the NECP website, your email, and the e-newsletter Husky Happenings.
The administrative team will continue to work together during this transition. You should contact your teachers or one of our administrators when you have a need or concern:
Clemy Atkinson, Assistant Principal for Grades 1-5
Miles Brite, Assistant Principal for Grades 6-10
Cheryl Iannucci, Exceptional Children, Kindergarten, Student Services
Taro Knight, Operations (Athletics, Busing, Facilities, Student Support)
Diane LeFiles, Communications
Our faculty and staff will continue regular classroom activities and the daily operations of the school to insure that students are unaffected by the leadership change.
We are confident about the future of North East Carolina Prep and want to assure everyone that the Board of Directors, faculty, and staff are fully committed to the sustainability of this very special and unique charter school.
Thank you for choosing NECP and for your ongoing support.
Chair, Board of Directors
North East Carolina Prep School, a public charter school
274 Husky Trail / PO Box 8
Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 641-0464 Office
Learn more about the newest and fastest growing public charter school in Eastern North Carolina, founded in 2012 to serve Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Pitt, and Wilson, all surrounding counties: www.necprepschool.com