Faking The Grade: Former DCPS Chancellor’s bonus payment revealed

Kaya Henderson (ABC7)

Former DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson received $10,700.80 in a performance bonus, according to a letter from Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office obtained by the I-Team.

That figure only covers the 2015-2016 school year. Half of that bonus came because graduation rates increased in 2016. But the State Superintendent Audit now says that 34 percent of high school graduates should not have graduated because of poor attendance.

The I-Team is trying to verify bonus records for Henderson and all other DCPS employees, but the District has so far refused to share that information. 7 On Your Side has filed legal paperwork to obtain those records.

Former Chancellor Kaya Henderson declined to respond to the ABC7 I-Team’s questions.

Letter, chart detailing Henderson's bonus for 2015-16:

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