Cynthia Saunders, the former deputy superintendent who was sworn in as interim schools superintendent in Manatee County at the end of June, is being accused by the state of inflating graduation rates. In a letter from the state Department of Education sent to Saunders last week Thursday, the state says it has found probable cause to justify sanctions against Saunders’ Florida educator certificate. Those sanctions could include “reprimand, fine, probation, restriction of the scope of practice, suspension not to exceed five years, revocation not to exceed 10 years or the permanent revocation of your educator certificate.”