Auditor: Infinity violated charter-school law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Pennsylvania’s auditor general says a Dauphin County charter school gave preferential enrollment to children and grandchildren of employees and board members, a violation of the charter school law.

Infinity Charter School also failed to notify Central Dauphin, its home school district, when it changed enrollment preferences, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday.

Charter schools may have enrollment preferences when there is an enrollment waiting list, but the law doesn’t allow preferential treatment for children or grandchildren of employees or board members, DePasquale said.

He said the school violated the law for two years, in 2013-14 and 2014-15. When auditors brought the violation to the school’s attention, Infinity changed the preferences back to be in compliance with the law for the 2015-16 school year.

The audit report is available here.

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