5 Houston teachers fired over cheating scandal
POSTED: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 6:14am
Trustees did not discuss the decison or name the teachers
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The Houston school board agreed Thursday night to fire five Jefferson Elementary teachers accused of helping students cheat on state exams last year, district officials said.
The trustees did not discuss the decison or name the teachers, but district spokeswoman Tiffany Davila-Dunne confirmed the terminations, which stemmed from a recent investigation into cheating allegations. Attorneys for the teachers have said they are innocent. They now can appeal their firings to the Texas Education Agency.