Tucker High School principal issues apology to seniors, parents

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A day after parents and students expressed concern over how one DeKalb County high school is spending senior class dues, the principal issued an apology.

Tucker High School seniors said they paid about $250 for their senior dues. That’s money earmarked for a list of planned activities, graduation, as well as cap and gown. But concerns arose when parents and students said those activities didn’t happen.

Students also were upset about a change in the student cap and gowns.

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In a letter to parents, Tucker High School Principal Dr. Eric Parker wrote in part:

"I want to begin, however, by apologizing that these concerns have risen to their current level. As Principal of Tucker High School, I take full ownership and recognize that you and your senior children are seeking more from the school as they close out their tenure as Tucker Tigers."

Dr. Parker admitted that in terms of senior activities they "missed the mark in some areas." He also went on to say they have changed vendors back to the traditional vendor for the students’ caps and gowns.

The principal also said he was excited for this Friday’s trip to Six Flags as well as several scheduled activities including a picnic and student/faculty kickball game, an ice cream social, a senior breakfast, a senior service day, and a senior walk.


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