RPS whistleblower to be moved to another school
Jeremy M. Lazarus | 6/21/2019, 6 a.m.
A Spanish teacher who blew the whistle on student grade-changing by officials at Lucille Brown Middle School in Richmond will not be fired.
The teacher, who asked that her name not be disclosed, was notified June 13 that her teaching contract would be renewed and that she would be placed at another school in the fall.
The about-face followed the Free Press’ publication of a story in the June 6-8 edition about the teacher facing termination and evidence the newspaper obtained that supported her allegation that the grades for some students had been changed from Fs to Cs on report cards for the first grading period of the 2018-19 school year.
Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras, who apparently took no action on her allegation after it was brought to his attention in January, had notified the teacher in a May 24 letter that she would be terminated.
This was her first year teaching for RPS. She previously taught in Miami.