Letter suggesting Cedar Creek High students can pay for grades is fake

The 'letter' from Cedar Creek High School - Sent to KXAN by a concerned parent.

CEDAR CREEK, Texas (KXAN) – A somewhat official-looking memo written on Cedar Creek High School letterhead is making the rounds on social media. It seems to suggest that students can help boost school funding and also better their grades with a monetary donation.

Unfortunately for students, the letter is a fake, according to Bastrop ISD’s Executive Director of Communications, Emily Parks.

The letter says that students can pay $10, $50, $100 or $150 and skips tests, in-school suspension or raise a six-week average by a whole letter grade.

“And remember, every penny goes towards supporting the campus activities you love,” the letter says. Questions should be directed to the principal.

Parks said teachers gave it to students as an assignment based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum. She suggested it was a creative way to expand on a topic being taught.

It’s unknown what classes or how many students received the letter.

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