Jersey City probes grade change allegations

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January 16, 2011 1:45:07 PM PST
Three Jersey City school officials have been temporarily reassigned amid a probe into claims that grades were changed for student athletes.

The district did not publicly announce the moves or the investigation. But Eyewitness News has learned that the reassignments had been confirmed by Board of Education President William DeRosa and board member Sean Connors.

Lincoln High School's principal, athletic director and a vice principal were reassigned Friday to the district's main office, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Investigators are probing whether grades were changed at the school to keep some student athletes eligible to play on the football and basketball teams.

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