- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Internal investigators have found that former Washington schools chancellor Kaya Henderson improperly gave special treatment to city officials by transferring their children to out-of-boundary schools.

Henderson stepped down in October after more than five years leading the city’s public schools.

The city’s Office of the Inspector General said in a memo to the D.C. Council this month that Henderson’s misconduct occurred between April and August of 2015. A spokeswoman for the office says Henderson transferred the children of city officials on seven occasions. The findings were first reported by WRC-TV on Friday.

Henderson says in a statement to The Washington Post that she did nothing wrong and transferred children only under “extraordinary circumstances.”

Last November, Henderson was censured by an ethics panel for soliciting charitable contributions from school system contractors.


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