Monday, March 11, 2013

Republic: Montana School Administrator Accused of Multiple Instances of Plagiarism

Posted By on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 9:18 AM

A western Montana school superintendent is under fire for the same thing that would get a student in a lot of hot water: alleged plagiarism.

This morning's Ravalli Republic reports that the Florence-Carlton School Board is considering a special meeting to discuss the fate of John McGee over his writings in the district's monthly newsletter. McGee has admitted that he put his name on a story that was actually written by a school administrator in Georgia. McGee conceded that he changed any Georgia references to his own school district.

McGee was ordered to write an apology to the Georgia school administrator and a correction in the school newsletter.

The school board had thought that the issue was resolved. But this morning's Republic reports that a blogger claims to have uncovered four other instances of plagiarism on the part of McGee, including articles on school athletics and mental health.

Separately, a group of citizens has launched an online petition at change.org, calling for McGee's ouster.

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