Four Administrators Put On Leave Following Grade-Fixing At Helen Cox High

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A principal and three other administrators are on leave for grade-fixing at Helen Cox High School.

Officials from the Jefferson Parish School Board uncovered "records fraud" that affected five students from the past year's graduating class.

According to The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate, the investigation uncovered that the administrators changed failing grades for those students in various classes, while also not properly submitting excused absences for 24 students which affected their school record.

Those records have been mostly fixed, and the five students will take a proficiency exam to re-certify their diplomas.

The investigation's findings were self-reported by officials to the state Department of Education and High School Athletic Association.

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