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District inflated numbers, employees say

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By David Giuliani

SANTA FE — West Las Vegas school district employee Debbie Tripp says she suspected wrongdoing when she found that the district had listed nearly all students as having limited skills in English.

Then she came upon her own son’s records in late 2004. He, too, didn’t know English well enough — or so the records stated.

But like any mother, Tripp knows her own son. He speaks English as a first language.

When the district reports more students with limited English skills, it gets more money from the federal government.


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