Butler Snow’s Edward L. Stanton, III was recently mentioned in The Daily News article Stanton Report Concludes “Systemic Pattern” Of Grade Changing at Trezevant High about leading an investigation into the allegations of illegal activity raised in the resignation letter of former Trezevant High School principal Ronnie Mackin:
An independent investigation of grade-changing allegations at Trezevant High School made public Tuesday, Dec. 5, concludes there was a “systemic pattern” of changing student grades at the Frayser high school from 2012 to 2016.
And some but not all of the grade changing was directed by football coach Teli White, according to the report of the team headed by former U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton.
Immediately after Shelby County Schools board members waived their attorney-client privilege and were briefed by Stanton on the results at the board’s Tuesday evening meeting, SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson recommended firing White.
SCS board chairwoman Shante Avant preceded Stanton’s briefing by apologizing to parents of students at Trezevant.
More than 1,000 grades were changed over the five-year period by Shirley Quinn,a school secretary at Trezevant, who was allowed to resign at the outset of the scandal when she refused to implicate anyone else. School officials conducting that first internal investigation had reason to believe others must have been involved but didn’t have proof, Hopson said at the time.