Exner is being accused of falsifying students' state test scores in his former job as deputy head of Ubah Medical Academy in Hopkins. The accusations are described in a "detailed" letter sent to Minneapolis schools officials and state regulators, according to the Star Tribune.
While Exner is on leave, former interim principal Craig Vana will "temporarily provide support" to Assistant Principals Linda Conley and Nilo Guanzon.
"As with any allegation, we should not necessarily assume that it is true. MPS will do its due diligence to investigate this matter and, until this process concludes, Mr. Exner will be on administrative leave," a statement from the Minneapolis Public Schools read. "It is our intention to resolve this matter as quickly as possible and continue with our focus on providing a strong start to the school year."
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