The AJC is reporting that three DeKalb ‘educators’ have been indicted on charges of cheating – a felony offense punishable by up to ten years in prison.
Former DeKalb County Principal Agnes Flanagan was booked in the DeKalb County Jail on Wednesday is now out on bond. Flanagan, the former principal of Cedar Grove Middle School, is accused of telling teachers to change students’ answers on the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. Flanagan worked for the DeKalb school district from 1988 until 2012.
All three former DeKalb County school administrators indicted in connection with alleged cheating technically have until this afternoon to turn themselves in at the jail, though at least one got permission to arrive later.
The accused typically have 24 hours to report to the sheriff, and a judge signed the indictments against Angela Jennings, Agnes Flanagan and Derrick Wooten at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Along the same subject – have any of you wondered whatever became of the last batch of cheaters?
We all remember when former high-ranking DCSS administrator Frankie Callaway was accused of intimidating an administrator to change grades for a student. She quickly retired and has ended up as a highly paid administrator at the prestigious (her word) Leadership Prep Academy, a DeKalb charter school housed at New Birth Church, under a contract signed by a New Birth leader—none other than our new board member, Melvin Johnson.
You may also remember back in early 2010, when James Berry, principal of Atherton Elementary was accused of cheating (he later confessed). Berry was a long time friend of Crawford Lewis, who actually sent an email blast to all 14,000+ employees asking them to write letters of support to Berry and his co-defendant AP Dorothea Alexander!