Report recommends new board for Florida Virtual School
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A new report is recommending a new board, inspector general and ethics standards for the scandal-plagued Florida Virtual School.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that the recommendations released Friday by the Florida Department of Education also say Florida's public online school needs to implement cybersecurity measures.
The school had a data breach last year, and its former general counsel resigned following an investigation by the Sentinel that documented accusations of improper spending and behavior.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and state lawmakers ordered a state takeover of the online school.
The virtual school operates as its own $240 million public school district serving more than 200,000 students. All Florida public high school students are required to take at least one virtual class, and many choose the school as the provider.