Last school year, at one school in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, there were 29 students in the graduating class who had problems with their academic records.
As many as six students in the 2013 class of Glen Oaks High School should not have been allowed to graduate. Another 11 students were given the wrong type of diploma, potentially making them eligible for state scholarship money they otherwise wouldn’t have been eligible for. The other students’ records had inaccurate credits or grades recorded.
The Glen Oaks records are just some of the discrepancies and problems detailed in the state Department of Education’s audit of the East Baton Rouge Parish School system’s academic records. State Superintendent John White said that these types of audits are conducted frequently, but that what came back from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System is “uncommon” and “troubling.”