Interesting things in the APS

This article was floated to me this morning and after reading it and the linked articles, I thought it was worth sharing. It all revolves around an article in the Grady High School newspaper about Shawnna Hayes-Tavares, a candidate for the 6th district of the APS  Board of Ed.

The two kids from Grady, writing the article did a surprising amount of background. I don’t remember ever reading something so thorough in my High School or College newspaper. In short there are some ethical questions revolving around Hayes-Tavares about money, the Georgia PTA , and JC Young Middle school.

From The Southerner (Grady HS Newspaper)

On March 18, the Young Middle School Local School Council claimed that current APS Board of Education candidate Shawnna Hayes-Tavares never reimbursed Young Middle School parents a total of $970 the parents had given her for uniforms during a summer camp.

Hayes-Tavares, previously banned from the Young Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association by the Georgia PTA for alleged financial misconduct which occurred during her presidency, is in the midst of a campaign to replace Yolanda Johnson as the District 6 representative. Johnson is not seeking reelection.

Financial Deconstruction provides a couple of links in their post that give some interesting background details, like a pending lawsuit, a previous arrest record, and a Ban from the Georgia PTA as well as

It all makes for an interesting story, but you should read everything before you draw your full conclusions.


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