State Wants Plan to Address Grade-Changing Scandal

Dec 14, 2012

(Information in the following story is from: Montgomery Advertiser,

Alabama's state school superintendent says he expects the Montgomery County school system to have a plan by Christmas to make sure grade-changing doesn't occur again.

State Superintendent Tommy Bice said the state Department of Education wants the plan for institutional control in place before the second semester starts. The department will appoint a monitor to make sure the school system carries out its new plan.

An investigation by the state and by the school system found grades were changed for more than 200 students at three high schools to make the schools' performance records look better. Montgomery County Superintendent Barbara Thompson said seven employees would be put on paid leave and could lose their teaching certificates and jobs.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.