Montgomery County Public Schools officials are investigating whether anyone at a school for special education students improperly used funds that some students earned through a work-study program.
Parents allege that school staff opened bank accounts for their children and withdrew cash without parental consent.
The staff under investigation work at Rock Terrace School in Rockville, according to school officials.
The school is designed for students between the ages of 12 and 21 who have developmental disabilities. The curriculum includes a program called Transition to Work, which provides students with vocational training and teaches them life skills. Parents say problems could extend to other programs at the school.
“While these are just allegations at this point, we are taking the matter very seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation,” Montgomery schools spokesman Dana Tofig said. “Appropriate action will be taken based on the facts of the case once the investigation is completed. In order to protect the integrity of this investigation, we will not comment further at this time.”