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Published December 07, 2013, 01:20 PM

Report criticizes troubled Minn. charter school

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A recently released report faults the superintendent of a St. Paul charter school for failing to put improvements in place following an investigation that revealed fraudulent handling of a federal meal program.

By: Associated Press, WDAY

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A recently released report faults the superintendent of a St. Paul charter school for failing to put improvements in place following an investigation that revealed fraudulent handling of a federal meal program.

A St. Paul Pioneer Press report says the Community School of Excellence continued certain behavior for which it had already been penalized.

The school on Friday released a heavily redacted copy of the investigation, which was conducted by the law firm Ratwik, Roszak and Maloney.

The inquiry found that Superintendent Mo Chang continued directing employees to enter codes for meals that students didn't eat, even after the state forced the school to repay about $200,000 in fraudulent federal meal reimbursements last year.

Chang says extensive training and a newly hired director of operations will improve the situation.

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