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Morning Read: El Camino charter school denies request to release spending report

LA School Report | October 5, 2016



LA charter school refuses to release spending report

Embattled El Camino Real Charter High School has formally denied requests to release an investigative report by an outside firm into administrator spending and reimbursement policies. The governing board of the Woodland Hills charter school commissioned the independent probe after the Los Angeles Unified School District warned the school of possible financial violations last October. Since then, LAUSD’s Board of Education has unanimously approved a “notice of violations” — the first step to potentially revoking the school’s charter. The report, estimated to cost $20,000, is “exempt from disclosure” under the California Public Records Act partly due to “attorney-client privilege,” according to a law firm. By Brenda Gazzar, LA Daily News

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