Brunswick School Department Should Be Able to Make Up the $5600 Sent To a Non-Existent Company When the Nigerian Prince Gets Back to Them

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children in classroomBRUNSWICK — The School Department is out more than $5,600 after the company it hired to manage substitute teachers apparently disappeared. Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski on Wednesday said he has been unable to reach anyone at Syracuse, N.Y.-based Central Xchange, which provided an online service called Sub-IT to match schools with qualified substitute teachers. “Back in September … they said ‘we’re having some problems, it’s going to take us a little while to fix it,” Perzanoski told the School Board. “… To make a long story short, after two weeks of trying to e-mail and call the company, we ended up calling the original number and it ended up being a car wash business in Los Angeles.” A phone call Thursday morning to the number listed on Central Xchange’s website went to an automated message system for New England Car Wash Equipment, based in Acton, Mass. Another call, to the office manager of State Tower Associates of Syracuse, owner of the building listed as the address for Central Xchange, revealed that the company moved out of its office several years ago. “They’ve been gone for quite a while,” Gloria Allain said. She did not know where Central Xchange went. (read more, or find a homeschooler to read it to you, at The Forecaster)