Best I can tell via some Google forensics (and I may be wrong) is that the superintendent who recruited Emily to come to Bertie demonstrated poor judgment with school district funds and resigned. She apparently left the same summer. The funding for Emily's program was probably discontinued amidst this fiasco, though I'm not sure the extent to which her program's funding was wrapped up in the fund mismanagement issue. More on that here and here. If you happen to know more, feel free to add in the comments.
An altogether heartening and cautionary tale.