INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The State Board of Education is declining to change the grades for a handful of schools following a review of changes former School Superintendent Tony Bennett made last year to benefit a donor's charter school.
The board decided that three high schools should keep the A's they received last year while four other schools should keep the F's. Democratic School Superintendent Glenda Ritz abstained from Wednesday's votes.
Bennett made a pair of sweeping changes in the formula which carried the Christel House charter school from a C to an A. He removed a limit on bonus points and changed how so-called "combined" schools were scored.
Bennett resigned as Florida's schools chief in August, a few days after The Associated Press published emails uncovering his changes to the formula.