LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's public charter school oversight agency is threatening to shut down a Las Vegas private school, amid calls for discipline for the principal and the repayment of $15,000 in unearned bonuses.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority found allegations of collusion, contract tampering and improper payment of bonuses at Quest Academy.
The authority also asked Las Vegas police to investigate allegations of criminal extortion.
The Review-Journal reports the 600-student K-8 school operates under a state contract and receives about $3.1 million a year in state taxpayer funds.
School Principal Connie Jordan and board members declined to comment.
Authority chief Steve Canavero says in a letter the board may need to replace Jordan and put the school through what Canavero calls a "radical reconstruction."
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com
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