Friday, December 19, 2014

Montgomery school leaders surprised by new claims

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery school board members say they're being kept in the dark about allegations of improper grade changing and other issues.

The Montgomery Advertiser ( ) quotes board members as saying they didn't realize an in-depth probe was being conducted by the state.

New allegations were contained in a letter sent from the state to Montgomery Superintendent Barbara Thompson. It was made public this week.

A number of issues were detailed, including more improper grade changes, teacher intimidation and an atmosphere that placed more emphasis on promotion than education.

Claims of improper grade changes were first leveled last fall. School board members say they believed the matter was over then after a group of workers was put on leave.