ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–The Missouri State Auditor is investigating possible fraud within the St. Louis Public school system.
State Auditor Tom Schweich has activated the Auditor’s Swift Assessment Program to investigate “serious allegations” within the city public school district.
“My office has received specific information regarding attendance figures at the St. Louis Public School system, which we believe to be credible,” Schweich said.
At issue is whether the district lied about attendance totals to get state money and comply with the No Child Left Behind Act.
Subpoenas were served to administrators of the district today, seeking evidence to determine “whether records were altered and whether a more detailed audit of St. Louis Public Schools is warranted,” according to a statement.
In a one-sentence statement the district says, “St. Louis Public School District has received the subpoenas issued by the Missouri State Auditor’s Office and will cooperate.”