School board speaks out on Coloma MEAP scandal

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

COLOMA Coloma's school board president is apologizing to district residents whose children's MEAP scores have been ruled invalid. However The Herald Palladium reports that board president Doug LeClear is stopping short of apologizing for improper behavior, alleged by state investigators.

The state says Coloma Elementary did several questionable things leading up to and during the MEAP tests, which is why they threw out the entire school's results.

LeClear says he is not convinced of any wrongdoing. The board is still in the midst of its own investigation.

See more details on the state investigation report here

Meantime longtime Coloma Middle School principal Scott Pauley says he is being forced out. He says the superintendent told him his contract would not be renewed after the school year.

According to The Herald Palladium, Pauley is taking the issue public because he was denied a private meeting with the school board to discuss the problem.

So far, the district has not taken any action regarding his contract.

Pauley has been with the district for 24 years.

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