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St. Louis School Accused of Inflating Attendance

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX/AP) – We know more about the school at the heart of a fraud investigation by Missouri State Auditor of St. Louis Public Schools.

Missouri auditor Thomas Schweich gave subpoenas to officials of Patrick Henry Downtown Academy Monday accusing it of inflating attendance and enrollment records. 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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