Indiana report blames district in online enrollment fraud

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FILE – This Sept. 13, 2019, file photo shows the closed office of Indiana Virtual School, in Indianapolis. State auditors have determined a central Indiana school district should repay $2.2 million for failing to properly supervise two online charter schools that allegedly padded their enrollments by about 14,000 students over eight years. That State Board of Accounts report on the Daleville Community Schools followed a state audit released in February 2020 about Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy. (AP Photo/Tom Davies File)

DALEVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State auditors have determined a central Indiana school district should repay $2.2 million for failing to properly supervise two online charter schools that allegedly padded their enrollments by about 14,000 students over eight years.

That State Board of Accounts report on the Daleville Community Schools followed a state audit released in February about Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy.

That audit found they wrongly received $68.7 million in state payments by claiming students who had no online course activity.

Daleville officials maintain they played no role in the erroneous enrollment reports and were the first to raise questions about them. 

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