When this was reported by the Bluegrass Institute it was news to the Kentucky Department of Education.
Asked to explain what happened to the Academy to cause such dramatic improvement while Petrilli was principal, Silberman stated that it was "a bad example." Then he said the school is currently "under investigation."
BGI suggests that "limiting legal liability for his bad personnel moves" is at work here. [It] "smells a lot like trying to cover his tracks after running off a high-performing principal."
Rumors of a lawsuit float in the background but so far Petrilli has gone quietly.