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IHSA not taking action in Antioch grade-tampering
 

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IHSA not taking action in Antioch grade-tampering
  • Sara Glashagel, 27, of Elk Grove Village, was responsible for gaining access to the computer system and changing the grades of students at Antioch High School.

    Sara Glashagel, 27, of Elk Grove Village, was responsible for gaining access to the computer system and changing the grades of students at Antioch High School.

 

Illinois High School Association officials said they are monitoring the grade-tampering scandal at Antioch High School, and taking no action at this time.

In a statement released by the IHSA, officials said they have been assured by Antioch-Lake Villa Area High School District 117 officials that no academically ineligible players participated in any sport activities because grades were allegedly changed by teacher Sara Glashagel.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and work accordingly in the event that new information is brought to light," IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman said in an email.

The statement comes after Glashagel, 27, of Elk Grove Village, was charged last week with computer tampering for changing 240 grades of 64 students at the high school between Sept. 15 and Sept. 21.

Forty-one of those students were football players, Antioch police officials said Monday.

Glashagel, who is married to Antioch varsity football coach Brian Glashagel, faces a year in jail if found guilty of the class A misdemeanor.

District officials Sara Glashagel inflated grades, then changed them back in most cases. She has been a teacher at the school for five years.

She has said the situation is a "misconception that has spiraled out of control." She is free on a $1,000 bond and is due in court Dec. 9.

District 117 co-Superintendent Mike Nekritz said the changes did not affect the eligibility status of any students because eligibility lists are pulled at noon on Thursday and given to teachers and coaches Friday for games played the following week.

Nekritz said any grade tampering Glashagel did on Sept. 15 would have affected students involved in games played the week of Sept. 23. However, the changes were discovered and corrected before student athletes could be affected.

He also said Monday he has been in contact with the IHSA about the situation, and they told him no further investigation is needed.

Brian Glashagel said Saturday he was "blindsided" when told his wife had tampered with the grades of several students, including football players, and that it was done without his knowledge.

Sara Glashagel has been placed on administrative leave, though she remains a district employee, officials have said.

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