According to the Weaver
report, some administrators are alleged to have manipulated student data, denied enrollment to students or convinced them to enroll elsewhere, or implemented the use of accelerated instruction programs such as mini-mesters that would grant students credits in their core subjects so they could graduate.
Other allegations include sexual harassment claims and misconduct with parents and instructors.
In several instances the final report refers to the misuse of credit recovery by the administrators who awarded credits even when students had excessive absences or otherwise didn't earn credit.
Principals and assistant principals facing termination claim that the audit misinterprets actions they took while at the helm of their campuses.
The Weaver report was harshly critical of two former top administrators, Terri Jordan and James Anderson.
Jordan was Garcia's chief of staff from 2009 to 2011, then served as interim superintendent after his arrest. She stepped down as interim superintendent in September 2012 to return to her chief of staff job, then resigned in December rather than face firing by the school board.
The report focused on her failure for nearly two years to report findings of an internal audit of Bowie High School to the Texas Education Agency, as called for in the internal audit.
"Despite her awareness of the serious nature of the problems at Bowie, which included an ongoing criminal investigation by the FBI, Dr. Jordan failed to take any meaningful actions to correct the problems at Bowie High School," the Weaver report said.
Anderson was the associate superintendent in charge of high schools from 2010 until earlier this year, when the board recommended that he be fired. His fate will be determined by the TEA.
In December 2012, Anderson told the El Paso Times that he informed the TEA in June 2010 of potential serious problems at Bowie and requested an outside investigation, only to be rebuffed.
The Weaver report said TEA officials told EPISD administrators to conduct their own audit and correct and document errors.
Anderson delayed implementing many of the 21 activities outlined in a correction action plan that arose from the Bowie internal audit, Weaver investigators said.
Anderson has said his firing was retaliation for his interview with the Times, where he alleged failings by the TEA and members of the school board. He issued a statement Monday night denying the accusations in the audit report.
"With respect to the events described in this report to which I have personal knowledge, I can confidently state that the document reflects half-truths, misinformation, and a profound lack of understanding in school law and policy," he said in the statement. "Fair and unbiased scrutiny of my actions will demonstrate that I have acted ethically and consistently with education standards on all levels."
Duran is among those administrators who is alleged to have "disappeared" students by not enrolling them or by encouraging them to go to other campuses.
According to the report, during a training meeting for assistant principals in August 2010, Duran made a presentation about how Bowie High was implementing this practice and "boasted about 10 to 12 ways they would reduce the LEP (limited English proficient) population at Bowie, such as threatening the parents with deportation or criminal prosecution," according to the Weaver report.
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