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Epic Charter Schools Continues To Collect Headlines In Wake Of State Audit

A state legislative panel discusses the state audit of Epic Charter Schools earlier this week.

Three weeks after an explosive state auditor’s report alleged a laundry list of illegal activity, Epic Virtual Charter Schools remains in the news.

For the first time since the scathing investigative audit’s results were announced, Epic took corrective action.

In a Wednesday meeting, Epic’s school board passed a resolution that changes a number of issues identified in the report.

Epic will no longer freely transfer funds between the two school districts that make up the charter behemoth and will hire a new encumbrance clerk to oversee district financials.

The moves come after a legislative panel discussed the auditor’s report and possible changes to state law that could come as a result.

Additionally on Wednesday the school’s sponsor for its blended programs, Rose State College, announced it would take a wait and see approach to potential violations.

Previously, Epic has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons:

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Robby Korth joined StateImpact Oklahoma in October 2019, focusing on education reporting.
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