State Board Considers Removing Riverview Schools' Accreditation

9 years 10 months 1 week ago June 21, 2007 Jun 21, 2007 Thursday, June 21 2007 Thursday, June 21, 2007 10:21:38 AM CDT in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - For the second time in three months, the state Board of Education decides whether to remove accreditation from a St. Louis area school district. Today, the board could knock the Riverview Gardens district from provisional to unaccredited status. Riverview removed its superintendent in March. State auditors say Henry Williams directed school money to his daughter and girlfriend, his savings plans and trips. County prosecutors charged him with stealing and tax evasion. In March, the state board also stripped the St. Louis city district of accreditation, and an appointed board began running those schools last week. But Riverview Gardens would follow the course the rest of the state does. If it loses accreditation, it would have two years to improve before facing a state takeover.

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