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Posted on 08/18/2011 6:15:18 PM PDT by Libloather
Fulton County grand jury issues subpoena for probe of APS cheating scandal
Posted by Miranda Sain on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 2:15 PM
A criminal investigation has begun into the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal and former Superintendent Beverly Hall could play a large role, the AJC reports:
The subpoena, issued by a Fulton County grand jury, seeks comprehensive information dating back to 1999 regarding teacher transfers and demotions, bonuses paid to employees for improved test scores and copies of complaints from parents, teachers or students of possible improprieties related to Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.
The subpoena also seeks signed copies of "any and all oaths of office" taken by Hall when she was superintendent.
"It's the first shot across the bow," criminal defense attorney Jack Martin said. "This is a clear indication they are looking at criminal charges and that prosecutors are using the grand jury to get the records that could provide circumstantial evidence to support the investigation."
The subpoena also requests information from a federal grand jury that looked into the cheating scandal last year on behalf of the U.S. Attorney General. APS teachers and administrators could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of giving false statements to investigators or falsifying documents. Hall has said she regrets for not doing enough to prevent APS educators changing test scores but maintains through her lawyer that she did not know anything about widespread cheating.
Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall shows off her 2009 Superintendent of the Year award. Hall was "honored" by the American Association of School Administrators for "increasing Atlanta district's test scores and graduation rates."
Hall has since come under fire for cheating scandals, where rampant, systematic cheating on test scores involved 44 schools and 178 teachers and principals. During the time the cheating was going on, Hall was honored as Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators for increasing test scores.
Good luck with that.
Kinda funny. From: Creative Loafing Atlanta
Well, it's payback time folks and I pray Atlanta's judicial system is up to the task.
Dat’s OK brudda ...
Ole Bev. Hall got herself a contract dat say she gonna get free a lawyer - paid fer by dat Atlanta Schul Bored ! - fer any legal problems she get into.
She already sent the schul bored a bill fer couple hundred thou in lawyer fees already. An she was on a vacation in Hawaii do ‘hole summer!
Hall is a big-time calculated liar and con artist......a walking crime wave.
One observer claimed that, for public consumption, Hall puts on a sweet, sap-happy "Grandmas Baking Sugar Cookies" act but behind the scenes shes a ruthless, savage hag, dropping victims left and right like an armed fascist dictator.
Hall is now a prime target in the cheating scandals.........rampant, systematic cheating on test scores involved 44 schools and 178 teachers and principals. Georgia investigations also found Hall punished whistle-blowers, hid or manipulated information.......and altered documents.
Her activities in the state of NJ (before she absconded to GA) need to be exposed.....and prosecuted when warranted.....including the $73 million education budget item that disappeared under her watch.
You have to wonder how Hall ever got educator credentials. Is her doctorate legit? All of her CV should be rigorously scrutinized.....together with all official documents under her signature.
Falsifying govt documents is a felony.
Now, how in the world could any reasonable person expect a superintendent, who gets paid 200,000 to 300,000 dollars a year, to know what is going on in the school system. She’s the queen bee, not a worker. They could have had a chain saw massacre there and she would deny any knowledge of it.