St. Louis School Accused of Inflating Attendance
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri auditor's office is investigating whether a St. Louis elementary school inflated its attendance and enrollment records.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that auditor Thomas Schweich served subpoenas Monday to officials of Patrick Henry Downtown Academy.
The newspaper says one of those subpoenaed was a teacher who reported the alleged inflation of records to the auditor. The state determines how much state funding a school gets based on attendance and enrollment.
The school district said in a statement that officials will cooperate with the auditor's office, but made no further comment.
Patrick Henry reported last year that its attendance was 97.3 percent, and enrollment has grown to more than 300.
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