Simi Valley Christian School Principal Keeps Job After Admitting To Changing Student’s Grade

SIMI VALLEY ( — The principal of a Christian high school in Simi Valley will be able to keep his job after he admitted to changing a student’s grade.

On Tuesday, parents received an email from the executive director of Grace Brethren High School saying, “There was an academic breach of integrity with our principal.”

The letter explained that Principal John Hynes made unauthorized adjustments to a student’s grade without the teen’s knowledge sometime during the 2012-2013 school year.

The email said, in part, that “Mr. Hynes accepted full responsibility for his actions and since we as a school are confident this matter has been resolved, Mr. Hynes will remain in his position as principal.”

Hynes also sent an email to parents which said, “I confessed this as a sin to my leadership and my colleagues. I have been forgiven, disciplined and reconciled.”

Some parents, however, told CBS2’s Brittney Hopper that Hynes has also changed grades for students who play on the football team.

A parent, who wished to remain off-camera, said the school was truthful about the entire situation.

“They’ve been totally honest with all the parents about it. They’ve informed every one of us about it,” she said. “I believe that if he made a mistake…I mean, this is a Christian school, and it’s all about redemption.”

The investigation is ongoing.


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