This is not the update I wanted to post today but since LehighValleyLive has broken the story, I’ll follow up on it. The plot thickens with regards to the Innovative Arts scandal. Loriane Petrillo resigned Thursday morning effective immediately. The previous arrangement had been for her to finish out the month of August. Then it became widely known this morning that Petrillo had accepted a $100,000 loan for the charter school from developer Abe Atiyeh, who is also the owner of the ramshackle building that the Innovative Arts Academy is housed in. The bottom line is that there is a lot more to this story beyond a mailer going out. I call it a scandal now because that is what it is rapidly becoming.
I will post more today and update the morning’s news with some facts.