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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
At a State Board of Education work session today Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice commented briefly regarding the grade changing investigation within the Montgomery Public Schools.
His comments followed a memo sent earlier this week to Montgomery School Superintendent Barbara Thompson outlining the steps that must be taken to avoid having the state school board intervene in Montgomery's secondary education program.
Bice said today that he would not comment further than what was in the memo and that this is not an effort to intervene in the Montgomery system, but merely a response to a request from Superintendent Thompson.
Those steps listed in the memo include disciplinary action on the implicated staff members, the development and implementation of more clear guidelines of the current grade reporting system, and the placement of a monitor, appointed by the state, to oversee MPS compliance with the plan.
Dr. Bice went on to say in the memo that he considers this a "very critical breach of academic integrity." The investigation also revealed that the majority of these alterations were not made by classroom teachers, but rather by administrative staff assigned by the superintendent to supervise the secondary education program at the district and school levels.
Superintendent Thompson released a statement in response that reads in part, "We are working directly with Dr. Bice and the department of education as we continue the process to correct the actions of a few individuals who apparently ignored MPS policies."
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