N.J. High School Allowed Students to Graduate Despite Excessive Absences

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Princeton High School allowed a "significant" number of students to graduate over a four-year period despite their excessive absences, and in some cases could not provide documentation to justify the waiving of attendance requirements, a state investigation concluded.

District staff altered transcripts by hand to show students earning credits that had been lost because of excessive absences, according to an investigative summary by the state Department of Education’s Office for Fiscal Accountability and Compliance, which was released the school board yesterday.

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