DeKalb School Board Keeps Accreditation, Remains On Probation

It’s status quo from SACS for the DeKalb County School Board, but the system has avoided losing its accreditation – for now.  There will be another review to see if the progress made since the Governor made the decision to remove most of the board members can be maintained.  So reports Nancy Badertscher of the AJC:

And though the team found evidence of improvement, SACS officials voiced concern that the school system could be facing more “upheaval” should the school board membership change again.

Six board members were suspended and replaced earlier this year by Gov. Nathan Deal after the system was placed on accreditation probation. Five of the six former board members have since asked to be reinstated.

“While significant progress has been made in the last few months,” said Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D., president and CEO of AdvancED, the parent company of SACS. “The school system is in a precarious position to ensure that this progress is sustained.”

The upside is that the state doesn’t have one of it’s largest school systems lose accreditation and the problems that causes for both the students and the community.  The downside is that we get to spend next year with SACS keeping it’s finger on the trigger.


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