Teachers and principals implicated in the school district's cheating scandal have the option of retiring, district officials said Monday.
"Today through Wednesday, they have an opportunity to come to our facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to separate from the district. They can either retire or resign," said Stephen Alford, the school district's communications director.
Several of the 178 educators named in a state investigative report had already resigned or retired before the report was made public earlier this month.
The remainder of the implicated teachers and principals began receiving letters on Friday from Interim Superintendent Erroll Davis informing them of their options.
Several of the implicated teachers have already hired attorneys and are planning to fight to keep their jobs. They will likely go before the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, which will determine whether they can keep their teaching certificates.
Prosecutors are also deciding whether to criminally charge any of the educators.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, only one teacher had resigned in person, and one teacher retired online.
The district is now making automated calls to remind the 176 remaining teachers that they can resign or retire online.
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