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Let’s all meet Florida principal George Lockhart. Lockhart is a high school principal at Lake Worth High School making $96,000. Well, he was making that, but now he has received a $21,000 pay cut after it was discovered he asked teachers at the school to do his son’s algebra homework for him. What a dope.
According to The Palm Beach Post, Lockhart asked three teachers to do his son’s math homework two years ago. After originally denying the allegations to investigators, Lockhart changed his story, and instead told them that he was looking for someone to better tutor his son. But one teacher eventually admitted to investigators that he did the boy’s homework out of respect for Lockhart.
A probe was conducted into the Lake Worth “homework scandal.” Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa said that that Lockhart “misused (his) position and authority” and “compromised the integrity of the district.”
“Mr. Lockhart made some real mistakes in decision-making and lapses of judgment with his leadership on campus,” Avossa said. “But I always have to take the totality of the matter and press the bad decisions against a 27-year run where he was contributing in a very positive way.”
Ultimately, Avossa believes that the good Lockhart has done outweighs his “bad decision.” Lockhart’s attorney, Fred Schwartz, referred to Avossa as being “very fair.”
Although, Lockhart just seems like a massive tool, as he has also allegedly pressured teachers to change the grades of some students. A social studies teacher named Frederick Harlowe was told to change a student’s B grade to an A.
“I was told to go into the principal’s office, where the report card was on the table,” Harlowe told investigators. “I changed the grade to an A.”
Not only did Lockhart receive a pay cut, but he has also been demoted to manager at the school district’s charter school office.