State Board of Education recommends Durham DA investigate charter school

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina Board of Education has recommended the Durham District Attorney look into a Durham charter school’s diplomas.

Kestrel Heights School could have issued diplomas to students who did not earn them. The Board recommended Durham DA look into whether anyone broke the law by allowing more than 50 Kestrel Heights students graduate in the last 3 years, without meeting requirements.

Along with its recommendation to the DA, the Board wants the charter school to conduct an internal review.

The vote by the State Board was unanimous.

In the meantime, parents are thinking this investigation is a bump in the road for the school.

“I think it may be a little hiccup. But I think because they have had such a good reputation within the community, that once all this is resolved, I think that they will be able to move forward,” said Karyn Wilkerson.

After the school’s review, that information will be given to the Charter School Advisory Board and discussed at the next board meeting in January.

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