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DCSS board members discuss grade changing scandal

Tommy Coleman Tommy Coleman
David Mosely David Mosely

It could be next week before we learn what will happen to four people involved in a grade-changing scandal at Westover High School.

Dougherty County school board members met behind closed doors for more than an hour Wednesday.  One big issue being discussed is the grade changing investigation at Westover High School.

"That's a personnel issue. And they discussed it extensively in executive session and I think that there will be some resolution of that coming in meetings next week and perhaps the week after," said Tommy Coleman, the DCSS attorney.

"I briefed the board on everything that we knew and that we could document and the consequences that were involved, the recommendations that I have. And I'll be meeting with the individuals involved between now and Friday and we'll either have a deal or we won't by Monday," said interim superintendent Dr. David Mosely.

Mosely says Westover High School Principal William Chunn changed grades for more than 100 freshman, some going from zero to 70. The assistant principal and two other teachers are also involved.

"Well, my biggest concern is the damage, I think, that this has done to our district following the latest scandal with the CRCT test scandal that we just didn't need this at this time," said Mosely.

Mosely says while this was done in the best interest of students, it was still wrong.  "You still have to follow your policies and procedures and follow the law.  And unfortunately in my opinion, that didn't happen in this case. Therefore there will be some consequences."

And what those consequences are is unknown, for now.

Dr. David Mosely says Chunn changed 9 and 18 week grades. But he says no employees will lose their jobs.

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