Principal Says There's 'No Cheating' at Woodbridge High School
The NJ Department of Education is investigating WHS for cheating allegations on standardized tests. Principal Lee Warren says it never happened.
The NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) may be investigating Woodbridge High School based on allegations of cheating, but the school's principal said it's completely unfounded.
"There's no cheating here. There's never been cheating here. We don't have that problem," said Woodbridge High School principal Lee Warren in an interview.
Warren swore that there is no basis for any accusations of cheating. "I don't know anything about cheating. There isn't any cheating in Woodbridge High School," Warren reiterated. "We haven't done anything."
Early in August, Superintendent John Crowe admitted that Woodbridge High School was being investigated for cheating allegations on standardized tests by the NJDOE. That was right after Lois Rotella, the district's assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, abruptly resigned.
Cheating accusations have rocked the school district in the past year, culminating in late August in the suspension of three teachers and two principals after the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance’s (OFAC) initial report on cheating at Avenel Street School #4/5 and Ross Street School #11.
No report has yet been released on Ford Avenue School, the third of the lower schools to be investigated for a high number of 'wrong to right' erasures. Woodbridge High School's issues with standardized tests made it the fourth school in the district to fall under state Department of Education scrutiny.
Warren, who has served as principal of Woodbridge High School for 15 years, said he stood behind the school.
"There isn't any cheating," he said for a third time.