Is the Duval County School Board trying to reward its friends…again!?!

According to their agenda (taken from the Times Union) The district proposes selling the Bethune building to Mount Sinai Missionary Holiness Church Inc. for $1,000

Well this is a little history about the Mt Sinai Missionary Holiness Church Inc:

Mt Sinai Missionary Holiness Church Inc. has a location in Jacksonville, FL. Active officers include James C Polite, Emanuel P Addo, Emmanuel A Addo, Rhonda M Addo, Ulysses Mitchell, Ulysses Mitchell, Rhonda Mitchell-Addo, Harry Newman, James C Polite and Stephanie Polite. Mt Sinai Missionary Holiness Church Inc. filed as a Domestic Non Profit Corporation on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in the state of Florida and is currently active. Rhonda Mitchell-Addo serves as the registered agent for this organization.The company’s line of business includes Religious Organization.

It was formed 6 days ago.

I don’t have a problem with them selling the school to a church and I have no idea if a thousand dollars is an appropriate fee or not but them selling it to an entity that looks like it was created just to buy the school troubles me… greatly.

One Reply to “Is the Duval County School Board trying to reward its friends…again!?!”

  1. The school system regularly sells off old school buildings, and some civic groups vie for the honor of bidding on the building. Sometimes they go to worthy causes, but at other times one can wonder if the taxpayers are getting their money's worth. Ideally, a building should go, at a reasonable price, to an entity that will pay taxes on the structure. That puts something back into the taxpayers' kitty. However, when a building goes to a church, taxpayers don't benefit very much.

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