State Board Of Education To Hold Meeting Discussing Epic Charter Schools Audit

Sunday, October 11th 2020, 1:05 pm
By: News On 6

The State Board of Education will be holding a meeting on Monday to discuss the state auditor's investigation into Epic Charter Schools.

The Board called the special meeting after the State Auditor called the findings of the audit "very concerning."

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The meeting will include a presentation and discussion about the audit. State officials said the meeting could also include an executive session to discuss possible legal action against Epic Charter Schools.

The State auditor said that Epic Charter Schools violated state law in the way it handled its finances and inappropriately transferred millions of dollars of state education funds.

Epic's leaders said the audit is a "fishing expedition" and "all for show."

Epic Charter school Assistant Superintendent Shelly Hickman said, "quite frankly [the audit] is riddled with error, and we think tax-payers should be offended with the 15-months and the resources that were expended on it."

Multiple state and federal agencies are currently investigating Epic.

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The meeting will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday.