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Goldsboro principal to retire after failed donations-for-grades fundraiser

Posted November 13, 2009 12:02 p.m. EST
Updated November 13, 2009 4:10 p.m. EST

— The principal who initiated a fundraiser in which middle school students could exchange donations for test points has decided to retire, the Wayne County Public School system announced Friday. 

District leaders denounced the fundraiser at Rosewood Middle School and forced the school to return all the money raised.

Rosewood Principal Susie Shepherd is on leave for the remainder of the month and will retire effective December 1.

Superintendent Dr. Steven Taylor said Shepherd informed him of her decision when the two met Thursday as part of the investigation into the fundraiser.

Shepherd told her staff of her plans Thursday; a letter will go out to parents Friday, the district said.