Gov. Larry Hogan calls for state investigation into alleged corruption in PGCPS

– Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is calling for a “complete, thorough, and exhaustive investigation” into allegations of fraud and corruption in Prince George’s County Schools.

On Sunday, Gov. Hogan sent a letter to the president of the Maryland State Board of Education saying he is “deeply troubled by these allegations regarding one of our school systems, which have now been brought to my attention by multiple sources.”

FOX 5 was first to report on allegations of grade changing and manipulation of student records to boost the graduation rate in Prince George’s County schools.

Four school board members sent a letter to Gov. Hogan requesting a state investigation into what they called widespread, systemic corruption.

Schools CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell had denied the claims, calling them politically motivated.

“There has been no systemic effort ordered by me or others working on my behalf to promote students in order to inflate graduation rates,” Maxwell said at Thursday’s school board meeting.

Gov. Hogan also wrote a letter to the four board members letting them know he has requested a state investigation.

“I am also mindful of your statement that many individuals took risks in bringing this information to your attention. We believe these individuals are entitled to the full protections afforded whistleblowers under the law. Thank you for bringing these important concerns to my attention,” Hogan wrote.

FOX 5 has requested a response from Dr. Maxwell to these new developments.

Governor Hogan’s letter to the Maryland State Board of Education President (app users: Click here to read)

via FOX5

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Schools CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell had denied the claims, calling them politically motivated.

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Four members of Prince George’s County’s school board urged Gov. Larry Hogan to order an investigation into what they allege is a systemic effort to fraudulently boost graduation rates in the Maryland school district.

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