Epic Charter Schools must repay $11.2M in taxpayer funding


October 14, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted unanimously to demand Epic Charter Schools to pay $11.2 million in state funds that auditors say was illegally used and falsely classified in financial reports.

The state school board's vote on Monday demands Epic to repay the millions of dollars spent on administrators that were supposed to support students and teachers, within 60 days of receiving notice.

The state board total of $11.2 million they aim to recoup comes from $8.3 million in misreported salaries and $2.7 million wrongfully paid to Epic Youth Services — with...

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