Socorro ISD faces audit to seek possible cheating

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Associated Press

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 2:03 PM

SOCORRO, Texas (AP) — Another West Texas school district has launched an audit to determine whether any employees cheated on federal student accountability standards.

Trustees of the Socorro Independent School District on Tuesday night approved a review to determine if staffers tried to manipulate student transfer credits. An outside auditor will look at grade placement and testing practices since 2008.

Superintendent Joe Espinoza says the district has not received allegations of wrongdoing but is being proactive and accountable.

Socorro is the fourth district doing a review after a cheating scam in the El Paso Independent School District was also was found in the Canutillo and San Elizario districts.

Former El Paso ISD superintendent Lorenzo Garcia last June pleaded guilty to fraud and has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

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