Board Votes To Fire Two Principals, Accept Resignation Of Third

Clockwise from top-left: Tiffany Chavers, principal at Linden-McKinley STEM Academy, and Pamela Diggs, principal at Marion Franklin High School, are scheduled to be fired after a Tuesday school board vote; former Independence High School principal Christopher Qualls resigned earlier this year; Jonathan Stevens, former principal at Mifflin High School, officially resigned Tuesday.(Photo: Columbus City Schools)
Clockwise from top-left: Tiffany Chavers, principal at Linden-McKinley STEM Academy, and Pamela Diggs, principal at Marion Franklin High School, are scheduled to be fired after a Tuesday school board vote; former Independence High School principal Christopher Qualls resigned earlier this year; Jonathan Stevens, former principal at Mifflin High School, officially resigned Tuesday.(Photo: Columbus City Schools)

Three more principals with ties to a data scrubbing scandal in Columbus City Schools are out of a job.

The board on Tuesday voted to accept the resignation of Mifflin High School principal Jonathan Stevens, and fire Marion Franklin principal Pamela Diggs and Linden-McKinley STEM Academy principal Tiffany Chavers.

“I don’t think it’s fair that the board holds four principals as the scape goat or accountable for the policies and procedures that they put in place and we followed,” Chavers told local media after the vote.

A fourth principal, former Independence High School principal Christopher Qualls, resigned earlier this year.

All four were put on paid leave earlier this year after Superintendent Dan Good said there was strong evidence they changed student data to improve state report card scores.

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