We so often associate Prime Prep Academy with its co-founder Deion Sanders that we often overlook all the little people who helped make the school such a dysfunctional place. If it wasn't for Prime Prep's school board, for instance, Sanders may have remained permanently fired from the school, removing the threat of future employees ever getting choked again.
The school board that helped Sanders get rehired after his firing last fall was lead by T. Christopher Lewis, an Arlington-based attorney who once vouched for Sanders' commitment to kids. "I think he [Sanders] is an asset to the school and I think, if there is a new superintendent, I think the new superintendent should rehire him immediately," Lewis said one year ago. But Lewis and his two fellow board members were nowhere to be seen last night at 6:30 when they were supposed to be holding their final public meeting. On the agenda was the surrender of Prime Prep's charter; the school board was expected to vote to give up on the school, in a meeting open to anyone who wanted to watch the spectacle. But in the end, the school board couldn't even give Prime Prep the dignity of an official goodbye.More »