K12 Responds to Florida Department of Education OIG Report
In response to the public release of a draft report from the Florida Department of Education's Office of Inspector General, K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) released the following statement:
The Florida Department of Education's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has not yet released its final report related to allegations made by Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) about K12 Inc. and teacher certification matters. However, a draft report has been made public.
We are pleased that the draft report conclusively finds that the primary allegations made by SCPS are unsubstantiated. K12 did not implement a system to intentionally avoid Florida's teacher certification requirements.
The OIG draft report also confirms many of the findings of K12's internal investigation. The report notes the existence of some reporting and record-keeping errors that K12 previously disclosed. Furthermore, the draft report finds no direct evidence to prove the additional claims by SCPS that out-of-area teaching was occurring in the 519 courses provided to SCPS during the 2010-2011 school year. K12 provided documentation to prove that the vast majority of the allegations made by SCPS of out-of-field teaching were inaccurate, however in 16 instances (out of the 519) the records