Grady High School’s football team will have all of the games it won in 2013 forfeited as part of the ongoing address fraud scandal. Earlier this month, Atlanta Public Schools announced that 14 students were fraudulently enrolled at the school so they could play on the football team.
The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) has now levied three penalties against Grady for violations that have been discovered at this point, according to a media release from APS. The penalties include a $1,000 fine for lack of administrative oversight in regards to the large-scale irregularities, forfeiture of all football victories during the 2013 season in which at least one of the ineligible students participated, and the Grady High School football program will be placed on probation for the 2014 season. This means the school will play a region schedule with all games counting in the regular season, but the team will not be eligible for post-season play.
GHSA will conduct a separate investigation and additional penalties may be levied upon future discovery of violations. APS will continue to work collaboratively with GHSA. The district will complete its investigation and make personnel recommendations this week.