LI principal forced to buy new yearbooks after message debacle

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 NEW YORK (PIX11) – A Long Island principal apologized Wednesday for allegedly plagiarizing a yearbook message to the 2014 graduates.

Roosevelt High School principal Stephen Strachan said he borrowed a quote from a high school principal in California, calling the nearly identical message an “inadvertent clerical error.”

Unfortunately, the entire message was nearly identical — Strachan even wrote the name of the California high school at the end.

A new version of the page is being printed and every student will get a corrected yearbook by Friday.

It will cost $800  which will come out of principal Strachan’s discretionary fund, according to school board officials.

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  • Elisha

    “…[D]iscretionary fund, according to school board officials.” MEANING TAX PAYER MONEY NOT the Principal’s money?!?!?!?!

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