Santa Ana Schools accused of phantom classes.
Officials made false rosters, misused substitutes to qualify for class-reduction funds, teachers say. State vows to investigate.
The LATimes had this interesting piece today about Santa Ana Unified School District falsifying records to show smaller class sizes in order to get more money.Ã‚Â What the heck do these people think they’re doing.Ã‚Â The administratoors have some splainin to do and then the Board may have some firing to do.Ã‚Â And if they don’t take action maybe it’s time for another recall, this time of the entireÃ‚Â Board.
Santa Ana Unified School District administrators created false class rosters and misused substitute teachers to qualify for state funding earmarked for small classes for elementary students, according to eight teachers, school documents and state officials.
At Washington Elementary School, for instance, documents reveal that school officials created a second-grade roster showing students in a class that didn’t exist. The phantom classroom diluted the number of second-graders in existing classrooms Ã¢â‚¬â€ allowing the average class size to fall below 20.5 and giving the district an additional $1,024 per student per year.