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AP is reporting that former DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson has been censured for seeking big-dollar contributions from vendors doing business with the school system. The rebuke follows an AP report in May “that she had asked major contractors to give money to support a gala honoring teachers.”

She resigned from her role in September, and a search for her successor is now underway.

In a “negotiated disposition” document from D.C.’s Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, last dated Nov. 9, Henderson acknowledged soliciting donations but told the board that her predecessor Michelle Rhee had done the same in support of teachers. 

“Nonetheless, Respondent now acknowledges that her conduct violated the District Code of Conduct,” the document concludes. Read it in its entirety below.