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."
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.