Sen. Kelly statement on Stone Academy case expansion

October 23, 2023

For Immediate Release

Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly, the Ranking Senator on the legislature’s Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, today issued the following statement regarding Attorney General William Tong’s expansion of the state’s case against Stone Academy by filing an amended complaint detailing millions of dollars siphoned from the for-profit nursing school by Stone’s owners while students were deprived of a promised education:

“I applaud the Attorney General for continuing to pursue justice in this unfortunate situation. Stone Academy apparently did not fulfill its promise to its students, and for that there must be consequences. In the legislature this year, we worked in bipartisan fashion to pass legislation to provide direct relief to former Stone Academy students. We have a nursing shortage, and it is essential that we as elected officials work across multiple branches of government to help these students get their careers back on track and make them whole.”