FLORISSANT, Mo. (KSDK) – The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education found changes to Ferguson-Florissant district's attendance, according to a letter from DESE to the acting superintendent.
DESE Deputy Commissioner Ronald Lankford writes that the department found files had been changed on or around Aug. 6, 2012 to increase the attendance rate of Ferguson-Florissant.
Last week, the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education President Paul Morris wrote in a letter to parents and community members that the board was required by law to notify DESE of serious information regarding Superintendent Art McCoy.
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McCoy was put on administrative leave on November 7.
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Lankford writes that DESE will assist in making the needed data corrections. He also states that once corrections are made, the district could further be contacted about financial impacts.
The Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education met in a closed meeting to discuss the preliminary results.