Alabama's state school superintendent has sent Montgomery school officials a list of steps the district must take to avoid a potential state takeover of the school system.
The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the memo was sent this week to Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Thompson regarding the state's investigation of grade-changing at three high schools.
State schools Superintendent Tommy Bice wrote Thompson that the inquiry uncovered "a critical breach of the academic integrity of the secondary education program of the Montgomery County school system."
Thompson said Tuesday that seven employees would be placed on leave for their role in the grade-changing scandal.
In the memo, Bice outlines a three-part process to address the scandal, which the school system said resulted in more than 200 students receiving improper grade changes.
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