Montgomery County school board hires investigator

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Montgomery County Board of Education is hiring a private investigator to look in allegations of grade changing.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday to pursue the investigation after the Montgomery Advertiser reported last week that teachers at the three high schools admitted to participating in or observing hundreds of improper grade changes. County Superintendent Barbara Thompson said the school system does not condone grade changing without documentation.

The Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/RepSVK ) reported that the school board will pay retired FBI agent John Mulligan $80 per hour, with a cap of $10,000, to conduct the investigation.

School board Chairman Charlotte Meadows said she has written to the state attorney general to request that his office also investigate. She said she has not received a response.

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Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com



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