A dozen Chicago Public Schools principals and assistant principals have been removed from their posts following allegations that they lied on forms to get their children free or reduced lunches, the Chicago Tribune reports.
They are among 26 current or former CPS employees accused of lying on federal school lunch forms that allowed their combined 45 children to receive free or reduced-price lunches at 40 schools across the district, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The school officials, whose names have not been released since they have yet to participate in due process hearings on the allegations, would face disciplinary action, including termination.\
Free or reduced lunch depends on family size and income. During the 2011-12 school year, students in a family of four qualified for free lunch if their family income was less than $29,055. They qualified for the reduced rate if their families made less than $41,348.
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