NC school officials nix cash-for-grades fundraiser

AP News
Posted: Nov 11, 2009 6:24 PM

Administrators have nixed a North Carolina middle school's cash-for-grades fundraiser. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that Wayne County school administrators have halted the plan at Rosewood Middle School in Goldsboro.

The school was offering 20 test points to students in exchange for a $20 donation. Rosewood principal Susie Shepherd had said that she approved the idea after a parent advisory council presented it as a way to raise money. Shepherd rejected the suggestion that extra points on two tests could make a difference in a final grade.

School district administrators said no extra credit will be awarded and that any donated money will be returned.