A Manhattan principal has been fined $7,000 by the city's Conflict of Interest Board after he secretly changed his son's failing grade... eleven times.
Abdurrahim Ali, who was an assistant principal at the Bread and Roses Integrated Arts High School in Manhattan, formally admitted this week "used my Bread and Roses administrator identification and password to login to the Bread and Roses student grading system and changed eleven of my son's exams and course grades from failing to passing scores." Ali's son was a student at Bread and Roses from 2009 to 2013.
Ali admits in the disposition that he knowingly violated city policy and did not follow the correct procedure in requesting grade changes. The correct procedure would include filling out written forms and talking to the student's teachers, and not just changing your son's grade to passing without anyone's knowledge. Ali has worked at the Department of Education since 1989.
You can read the full disposition below: