Grade Fixing Allegations at New Haven School

The School Board scheduled an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the allegations.

New Haven school officials are looking into allegations grades were altered for students at one of its schools.

The Board of Education scheduled a last-minute session Friday at 6 p.m. to hear details on the allegations from School Superintendent Reginald Mayo.

The alleged grade-altering took place at Hillhouse High School, according to the New Haven Independent, which first reported the story Friday afternoon.

The school district learned about the possible grade fixing problem earlier this week, the Independent reported.

"There's an allegation of changing some grades," a person familiar with the investigation told the paper. "This is not perceived to be pervasive. However it is of such a serious nature that the superintendent felt it important to brief the board as soon as possible."

The source said the allegations did not involve standardized testing.

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