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Goldsboro school ordered to stop extra-credit fundraiser

Posted November 11, 2009 12:06 p.m. EST
Updated November 11, 2009 6:30 p.m. EST

— The Wayne County Public School system denounced a fundraiser at Rosewood Middle School that allowed students to purchase extra grade credits with a monetary donation to the school, officials said in a statement Wednesday.

Rosewood principal Susie Shepherd said students who donated $20 would get 20 extra-credit points. Students could apply 10 points to two tests. In some cases, the points could boost a student's test score up a letter grade.

In a meeting Tuesday afternoon, district administration directed Shepherd to immediately end the fundraiser at the Goldsboro school. In addition, no extra credit that may have resulted from the donations will be issued. Starting Thursday, all donations will be returned.

Wayne County Schools spokesman Ken Derksen said it isn't clear whether the principal violated any specific policy or if there will be any disciplinary action taken. The matter remains under investigation.