KRON— A for-profit online charter school has agreed to pay the state of California $168.5 million for allegedly manipulating its attendance records and overstating the academic progress of students.
K12 Inc. has collected more state funding by inflating student attendance data, according to Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office.
The company is accused of using deceptive ads to mislead parents about student’s academic progress and the eligibility of K12 graduates to get into UC schools.
K12 has agreed to take 60 corrective measures required by Harris.
This is the first settlement form the Bureau of Children’s Justice, a new unit created by Harris last year. The bureau focuses on protecting children and coming up with solutions to help children reach their full potential.