Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Show-Me Life Lesson: Wrist Slap For KCMO Schools Sued For Faking Numbers

Show-Me Life Lesson: Wrist Slap For Kansas City Schools Sued For Faking Numbers

The building mostly sat empty as 'Hope Academy claimed a 97 percent attendance rate. The actual attendance discovered during unannounced visits by the Missouri Department of Education was less than 30 percent."

"Besides the $28,000 the Superintendent agreed to pay, the state recouped another $204,000 sitting in the school’s bank account – or just 6 percent of the $3.7 million it was unjustly paid."

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State's lawsuit against KC charter school accused of stealing millions quietly settled

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two years ago, the state of Missouri took a local school to court, accusing them of stealing nearly $4 million in taxpayer money. Now, FOX4 Problem Solvers has learned that the 2016 lawsuit filed by the Attorney General against the Kansas City charter school was secretly settled last fall as then-Attorney General Josh Hawley entered the final months of his campaign for U.S.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

The city itself is one big racket, it only seems fitting that the public schools would be too. KCMO is a shithole and should be ashamed of itself on so many levels.

NicK Beach said...

Wow. Shocking. A school created to steal money stole money?

Anonymous said...

Last week we learned there is no Excellence. Now we learn there is no Hope. No wonder most kids are illiterate when they graduate from KCPS.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Superintendent Bedell thinks this isn’t a school problem, that it’s a community problem like the murder last week.

Anonymous said...


Most of your tax dollars are going to the school district, imagine that, paying big money to turn out morons and thugs.

Anonymous said...

^^What are you prepared to do about it chump?? Bitch on a blog??? Bitch please. That's what I thought. Take your sorry ass to Venezuela.

Anonymous said...

8:29 Eat shit you black bastard. Make your own money.

Anonymous said...

This is one of y'all precious little charter schools. They are all racket stealing the public's money. It is only about to get even worse.

Anonymous said...

Lmao. Hope Academy claimed a 97% attendance rate but a truth audit found it to be less than 30%?

That sounds very progressive. This is the problem with urban education and teachers unions. Hey, what was that school that had the YouTube video of the kids stomp marching “alpha...omega...alpha...omega” and then they each shouted “because of Obama I can be the next lawyer”. It was some “academy” off Paseo.

Anonymous said...

Kcps has been lying about numbers since the seventies, it’s well known, I knew people that graduated high school that dropped out their junior year to work, guess what? The school district called then to get their diplomas so their numbers would be higher and that meant more money for the school district. Same thing happens with the attendance, it’s all about the money....... Escalades aren’t cheap!

Anonymous said...

^^Oh no!!! You've cracked the case Sherlock!!! This is big!! So big!! Call the legislature! Call the Governor, call the cops!! My God what would we do without your crack detective work!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What would you do without sucking dick all day?

Anonymous said...

9:38 That’s funny and true right there!

The lame ass black lady in charge of this school got busted for stealing 4 million dollars and only had to pay back $28,000. Her assistant got off with nothing. Just think, if they had been white they’d be sitting in prison for 15 years. Most of the documents were redacted. This black woman put herself before all her little black kids to make some easy Escalade money, the moral of the story is that you can’t put blacks in charge of anything or they will steal you blind and step on little innocent children to do it.

Anonymous said...

^^or the moral to this story is that grown-ass adults will cry like little bitches on a blog all day instead of working or contributing to society.

Anonymous said...

Like you!

Mr. Diversity said...

Well, we used to have 97% attendance, but they shot each other up to the point we only have 4%.

Anonymous said...

^^^ that’s funny as hell!

And true! Hahahahaha!

Super Dave said...

What 11:14 might get a giggle or two it also very clearly makes a good point. Why is it the crooks and crooked elected officials in this town are never held accountable for the actions and misdeeds. Mike Sanders honestly is a saint compared to what others have pulled off in this town of late. But only he goes to jail while to others are still running loose on the streets.

If Mike had been a black man would he have gone to prison?

Anonymous said...

^^and if you had an ounce of self-awareness, would you realize how ignorant you are?

Anonymous said...

1:57 You clearly are ignorant and confused aren’t you boy

Anonymous said...

11:14 I bet kcps keeps that poor dead girl on the attendance rolls and graduates on time, you know, so they can still get money off of her!

Anonymous said...

Ha! Stupid dave does lack self-awareness doesn't he?

Anonymous said...

^^ You clearly are ignorant and confused aren’t you boy. I just want to add stupid also to that. You do know what stupid means don't you?

Unknown said...

Tony, your “heading” for this article to the uninformed is a bit misleading‼️ Reading it as a “KCMO school one could reasonably infer or assume that Hope Academy is a school in the Kansas City Public School District when in fact it is a charter school sponsored by UMKC. Will you please clear this up⁉️

Anonymous said...

^^^Yes. Stupid means stupid dave. Everybody knows that.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^That's what a classic moron looks and acts like.