According to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Kentucky Board of Education voted on Wednesday to keep the Breathitt Co School District under state management for a seventh year, after recent audits revealed a pattern of “significant lack of efficiency and effectiveness.”
Interim Kentucky Commissioner Wayne Lewis said a special education management audit found the district violated a Federal act that requires taking disabilities into account when disciplining students.
Lewis said the School District allegedly removed mentally disabled students from classrooms or suspended them, while recording the absences as voluntary.
A district management audit also found the school board didn’t have an understanding of “who was accountable to whom.”
The report said the school board has decided not to fight the continuation of state management, which began because of corruption.