8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.

The penalties ranged from $3,000 to nearly $28,000 with half paid to the state and half to the school district.

The information is contained in state Department of Education records obtained by Newsday in response to a Freedom of Information request.

A department spokeswoman called the fines "among the highest paid in the state for test security violations."

The grade-changing and test-coaching at the 3,100-student school system prompted investigations by the district, state and Nassau district attorney's office. The state and the district attorney are continuing to investigate.

The cases were separate but both occurred during the 2011-2012 school year.

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