Colorado online schools get audit request

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) -- Colorado Democratic Senate President Brandon
Shaffer is requesting an emergency audit examining online k-12
schools over "serious concerns" about student failure rates. Shaffer sent lawmakers in the audit committee a letter outlining
his request Monday afternoon and saying he would like the audit
completed before the legislature meets in January and budget
discussions begin. Republican lawmakers in the audit committee
immediately accused Shaffer of political maneuvering because he is
running for congress. Lawmakers will discuss Tuesday whether to proceed with Shaffer's request. an audit typically takes about 9 months to complete. Shaffer says he's concerned that online schools have little oversight and that some maximize their enrollment rates to get more state funding but have little or no plan for retention or
educational success.

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