By Trevor Aaronson
Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
Brevard Public Schools has launched a review of K12 records to ensure that teacher names the for-profit online educator provided to school administrators are accurate, according to reporting by Florida Today.
The Brevard review comes after the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and StateImpact Florida reported that the Department of Education is investigating K12 for allegedly using improperly certified teachers, in violation of state law, and then asking employees to cover up this practice.
Florida Today reported:
“We take this very seriously,” Brevard Spokeswoman Michelle Irwin told FLORIDA TODAY. “If parents have concerns, we want them to contact us. We will work with them.”
About 55 Space Coast students are currently enrolled in online classes with the K12 company through Brevard Virtual. Parents have the choice of which online provider to use, and the district also offers online classes taught by their own employees.
Volusia County Schools announced a similar audit of K12.