Dougherty Co. school board to discuss cheating probe

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - The Dougherty County School Board has called a special meeting for Wednesday afternoon to discuss allegations of widespread cheating.

The Albany Herald reports that topics at the meeting are expected to include the governor's report on cheating, and administrative tribunals to handle disciplinary issues arising from the investigation.

State investigators have said dozens of educators in 11 schools in the south Georgia school system either cheated or failed to prevent cheating on state standardized tests in 2009.

The state report described the misconduct as "disgraceful." In all, 18 educators admitted to cheating, but investigators say 49 were involved in some way with misconduct in the district, which has about 15,000 students.

School board attorney Tommy Coleman said he expects several resignations before the Wednesday meeting.

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