Principal involved in cash-for-grades fundraiser retires

The principal at the Goldsboro school who approved a cash-for-grade fundraiser this month has left the school.

Susie Shepherd, principal at Rosewood Middle School is on leave beginning today and will retire Dec. 1, said Wayne County school district spokesman Ken Derksen.

Rosewood Middle was held up to national ridicule this week because of a fundraiser that would have students buy test credits. For $20, families could buy 20 test points, and students would have been able to apply 10 credits to two tests of their choice.

The school district stopped the fundraiser when it found out about it.

Derksen said Shepherd is retiring voluntarily.

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