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District: Sarasota high school football coach suspended for improper use of credit recovery program

Posted at 8:16 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 02:54:21-04

SARASOTA, Fla. — The head football coach at Booker High School is suspended indefinitely following an investigation into the improper use of a credit-recovery program, according to the Sarasota school district.

The district says Dumaka Atkins was one of three teachers investigated. The district says all eight of Atkins' math students had to re-enroll in the credit recovery program.

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That means they either couldn't prove they completed their work, or they couldn't show a mastery of the content based on tests conducted by the district's Research and Evaluation team.

Atkins resigned from his teaching position at the school during the investigation in February to take another job at a charter school, according to the district. He remained on as the football coach.

After their investigation concluded, Booker High School principal Dr. Rachel Shelley suspended Atkins indefinitely from his coaching position.