Clayton Schools Update.

OK, so I’ve been very distracted by the RNC Convention. In my defense I didn’t think my open thread last Friday would start such a firestorm. Decaturguy deserve much more blame for this than I. 😉

Nevertheless the folks that remain on the Clayton County School Board have their backs against the wall. They appointed a new member, still have three spots to fill, and are still having trouble meeting in public.

They’re also trying to assure parents that their kids will graduate with an accredited diploma:

“We’re going to work hard and do what we need to do,” Superintendent John Thompson told about 120 parents and students Tuesday night. “We have our back up against the wall. We’ve got to come out and fight.”

But some parents and students at the meeting were angry and weren’t so sure that the unaccredited school system will turn around in time.

“When I listen to you, I’m not hearing a sense of urgency and sincere-ness in resolving this,” parent Tracey Davis told the superintendent. “I kind of feel that there is a horse and pony show going on. … We came here for answers.”

Davis, mother of a sophomore at Mount Zion High School, said she heard a lot of promises, but not many plans.