4 CPS high schools fraudulently inflated attendance records: report

CHICAGO — A critical report finds that four Chicago high schools grossly inflated student attendance records to boost their government funding.

The Chicago Sun-Times quotes Chicago Public Schools’ Inspector General Nicholas Schuleras saying at least one school increased attendance rates by 20 percent.

The paper identifies the schools as Orr High School, Manley High School, Team Englewood and Marshall.

The inspector general recommends the firing of former Orr principal Tyese Sims and Manley principal Trista Harper. There has been no comment from either of them.

The other two principals are no longer with CPS.