RIDGEWOOD NJ , just weeks after a nationwide college admissions scandal rocked some of the country , a Ridgewood mom has stepped forward to claim a local teacher offered extra credit points to students for money.
Colette Tretola, a Ridgewood High School parent, stood up at this week’s Ridgewood Board of Education meeting with the bombshell announcement expressing concern about how extra credit points were handed out by one teacher.
“About six weeks ago extra credit given in one of my children’s classes in exchange for buying a $20 ticket to a fundraiser,” Tretola alleged. “The teacher sent a fundraising announcement to the class and encouraged her students to buy a ticket to an upcoming event for extra credit on their grade.”
At the end of the announcement, it said ‘when you purchase your ticket forward me your receipt so I can give you your extra credit,’” Tretola continued.
“My child had asked the same teacher if they could do work for the class to get extra credit for quarter, but my child was denied the opportunity because the teacher said she didn’t give extra credit that late in the quarter… How is it too late on day to do curriculum work for points but the very next day you can buy them?”
The Ridgeood Board of Education has directed Superintendent Daniel Fishbein to “investigate the incident.” wink wink.