Update: Punishment Adjusted

Published October 1, 2001

In early September, seven of the 11 teachers implicated in the cheating scandal reached settlements with the Montgomery County School System “adjusting the punishments,” according to local press sources. The seven affected teachers then dropped their plans for appeals.

Within hours, school officials and private attorneys were haggling over whether or not the teachers were “100 percent cleared,” with the school maintaining disciplinary actions were taken in each case.

The former principal of Silver Spring International Middle School, Rene Brimfield, and the former assistant principal, Jerome DeMarchi, vow to fight on through the appeals process. One teacher is not contesting the actions taken against her, and another teacher is appealing his one-year suspension.