Dispute over ownership of charter school site
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A day after the board of directors fired the founder and executive director of Portland’s first charter school, a dispute erupted over control of the school’s online sites.
The board of Baxter Academy for Technology and Science says John Jaques is refusing to turn over access to the school’s web site and Facebook page. Both were disabled Friday.
A board member told the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/WyFJmv ) that a new Facebook site was launched and a new web site was being created.
Jaques put out a statement on Friday saying there is a dispute with the board over the ownership rights to the intellectual property that he said he developed in support of the school. He says he has taken the website offline temporarily until the ownership issue is resolved.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com