External Investigation To Happen Re: Leaked Test Scores

It’s shaping up to be a busy spring for the District 186 school board.  Along with the upcoming search for a new superintendent,  investigations are expected into leaked student test score data. It’s unclear who leaked the information – which included the names of students from the Capital College Preparatory Academy and how they did on state assessments. Releasing such information without parental consent could violate state and federal privacy laws. Parents and board members raised concerns at last night’s board meeting.

Superintendent Walter Milton, who leaves the district at the end of the month, says the administration will meet with local police today…

MILTON: “We have a meeting with them to talk about the level of specificity in which this investigation will take place.”

Milton says he also spoke with the FBI about a possible investigation. The board voted unanimously to go forward with an external review to find the source of the leaked data. The Board has twice voted to close the prep academy. Some have alleged releasing the test scores might have been done to gain support for closing the school.

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