The Clayton County School System has lost its accreditation:
The Clayton County school system will lose its accreditation in the next school year, the National Accreditation Commission decided today.
The commission, meeting in Chicago, voted unanimously to revoke the 52,800-student district’s accreditation on Sept. 1.
The only chance the district has to hold on to accreditation is to meet nine mandates by September, but that is highly unlikely, said Mark Elgart, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
“I do believe unless outside significant intervention is provided and support is provided, the system does not have the ability to meet nine requirements,” said Elgart, whose Southern Association is a member of the accreditation group.