Centerburg school says it's learned f...

Centerburg school says it's learned from cheating scandal

There are 9 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Aug 5, 2009, titled Centerburg school says it's learned from cheating scandal. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

An Ohio high school that canceled graduation because of a cheating scandal has tightened computer security and will emphasize ethics to students this fall.

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CatInTheHat

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Aug 5, 2009
Faculty laxity toward changing passwords is no excuse to cheat. The Cheatersburg High School class of 2009 got off far too easy.
Dave

United States

#3 Aug 5, 2009
The Superintendent and School Board demonstrated a lack of ethical judgment when they decided to punish all of the Senior class....guilty and non-guilty. These graduating seniors learned a lesson, too. Namely,if you are innocent of a charge, and you knew nothing about the crime, your reputation will be blemished by those in power who do not hold with our universal belief as a nation that you are presumed innocent until found guilty. What a deplorable and sad lesson these guardians of our educational system gave the senior class.
concerned

United States

#4 Aug 5, 2009
In the name of fairness those who knew of the cheating an did not tell were the same as cheaters, why hold the teachers an administrator at fault , they did not cheat or know of the ones who did so. Someone should have told the parents of the cheaters to teach their children you will be looked at the same as those you hang around with , my mother always said if you lay with dogs you will get their fleas.
In the Know

East Liberty, OH

#5 Aug 24, 2009
Schools are not legally required to hold a graduation ceremony, so there was no recourse to the school for cancelling it; HOWEVER, if the right to attend is withheld from any individual student, that student has the right to due process. If any students had been excluded from the ceremony, if held, the school would have had to spend months and tens of thousands of dollars defending that decision on a case by case basis. It would have been extremely burdensome for the school. They opted not to pursue this option. Unfortunately this meant that some students who were not involved were punished along with the guilty The school board's only other option would have been to do absolutely nothing. The decision to cancel graduation was a token slap on the wrist that at least made a statement that cheating would not be tolerated. It was not a perfect solution for anyone, but it was the best decision the Board felt it could make under the circumstances.
Dave wrote:
The Superintendent and School Board demonstrated a lack of ethical judgment when they decided to punish all of the Senior class....guilty and non-guilty. These graduating seniors learned a lesson, too. Namely,if you are innocent of a charge, and you knew nothing about the crime, your reputation will be blemished by those in power who do not hold with our universal belief as a nation that you are presumed innocent until found guilty. What a deplorable and sad lesson these guardians of our educational system gave the senior class.
Ganymede

Bellville, OH

#6 Sep 29, 2009
Are people REALLY still talking about this?

It's over. The kids got their graduation ceremony. The school board is still patting themselves on the back, thinking they have won, when in reality they were showed up in the most amusing way possible.

I wonder if Jeannette Lamb hires out, though...there is somebody I work with who really needs to be yelled at for about an hour.
time for them to go

United States

#7 Sep 30, 2009
November 3,2009 we will vote out the school board. Three seats are up, but only 2 current board members are running. There are 4 new candidates on the ticket, time for the Centerburg School Board to change.
Dave wrote:
The Superintendent and School Board demonstrated a lack of ethical judgment when they decided to punish all of the Senior class....guilty and non-guilty. These graduating seniors learned a lesson, too. Namely,if you are innocent of a charge, and you knew nothing about the crime, your reputation will be blemished by those in power who do not hold with our universal belief as a nation that you are presumed innocent until found guilty. What a deplorable and sad lesson these guardians of our educational system gave the senior class.
bluball

Shreve, OH

#8 Jul 4, 2010
CatInTheHat wrote:
Faculty laxity toward changing passwords is no excuse to cheat. The Cheatersburg High School class of 2009 got off far too easy.
It's CENTERburg, not CHEATERSburg, jerk! Don't presume them all guilty until proven innocent like the fricken school board. Only one person was ever confirmed guilty.

Sheesh!
CatInTheHat

Reynoldsburg, OH

#9 Jul 5, 2010
noballs wrote:
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It's CENTERburg, not CHEATERSburg, jerk! Don't presume them all guilty until proven innocent like the fricken school board. Only one person was ever confirmed guilty.
Sheesh!
The Cheatersburg High School Cheating Cheatah's favorite snack is Cheatos. They cheated or knew about it and did nothing. They got away with cheating. Congratulations Cheatersburg High School Class of 2009. You got away with cheating!
Charlie

AOL

#10 Jul 6, 2010
yeah!
CatInTheHat wrote:
Faculty laxity toward changing passwords is no excuse to cheat. The Cheatersburg High School class of 2009 got off far too easy.

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