Ysleta Independent School District To Investigate Student Transfer Credits

Apr 11, 2013

Another West Texas school district will investigate whether student transfer credits were manipulated to cheat federal accountability rules.

Trustees of the Ysleta Independent School District voted Wednesday to do an internal review.

Ysleta officials say no allegations of cheating have been reported. Board president Rosa Kahoe says officials want to make sure they are accountable to the public.

The El Paso Times reports a recent district audit found procedural errors misplaced 25 students since 2009. All were placed in a lower grade level because the campus staff did not properly apply previous credits.

Reviews have found alleged student-record manipulation in the El Paso, Canutillo and San Elizario districts. Ex-El Paso High School superintendent Lorenzo Garcia pleaded guilty to fraud and is serving more than three years in prison.

Information from: El Paso Times.

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