Thousands of grade discrepancies reported at Englewood school
Ten Dwight Morrow High School senior staff members, including the principal, were suspended at Thursday's Englewood School Board meeting after an audit turned up a reported 3,000 changes or discrepancies with grades and graduation credits.
Officials say that the school recently switched systems for its report cards, which is believed to be the reason for the errors. But the controversy has left students worried about their education future.
The students staged a walk-out Friday to demand answers from school officials.
"If this isn't fixed now, it's going to affect me next year when I'm applying for colleges," says junior Michael Tavaglione.
Senior students say that inaccurate transcripts could have a serious impact on their future.
"Even though all the grades and all the credits were correct, for some reason there was a discrepancy with the actual weighted GPA," says senior Sakshi Dadlani.
Other students say that they feel that the administration is not communicating with them enough about the situation.
The school will be closed next week for break. The superintendent said in a statement that special staff is being brought in to sort out the mess.
The staff members were suspended with pay. An outside agency will investigate what happened.