This unusual confession from Courtney English, an at-large member of the Atlanta Board of Education, arrived late last night:
Dear Atlanta Community Member,
As an elected member of the Atlanta Board of Education, I’ve made a mistake and I hope you will accept my apology.
This is not the policy. I never should have made any personal purchases, period.
I am responsible for $855.83 of disallowed charges made to the credit card between May 29 and June 30, 2010. These charges included an airline ticket, food, gratuities, hotel charges, and other sundries. On July 14, 2010, I reimbursed the district in full for all disallowed charges.
I apologize for this mistake. I take seriously my responsibilities as an elected school board member. I will never make this mistake again.
Board of Education Seat 7