Eugene Hill, a former B.E.S.T. High School teacher, says administrators inflate enrollment to get more money and save teachers' jobs. He claims 10 percent of B.E.S.T. was truant yet marked present. Hill said that students who were not in school would be marked "present" or "SF," which means they were on a school function or field trip.
The 2 Investigators found several students repeatedly marked as being on field trips, including Terrence Figures. One student was marked on a field trip for 43 days.