A side business run by several Bak Middle School of the Arts teachers gave potential students “insider” information for the highly competitive audition process to get into the arts magnet school last year, an investigation by Palm Beach County School District Inspector General Lung Chiu claims.
But district officials say they found out about the issue and made changes in time to protect the integrity of the West Palm Beach school’s auditions for next school year.
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For the upcoming 2013-2014 school year Bak Middle School of the Arts …
— received 2,421 applications;
— for 471 slots;
— in its 8 arts programs — including 4 separate disciplines for music.
Source: Palm Beach County School District.