see how the district is doing in meeting the 11 actions needed to restore the system’s full accreditation.
The district was placed on probation in December 2012 after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) cited the
school system with financial mismanagement and governance issues.
Ramona Tyson, the district’s chief strategy officer, said the visit scheduled today was conducted for a “pulse check” so district officials could ask questions and SACS could provide input. She said the district expects to receive a progress report from SACS on or before May 1.
Tyson discussed the SACS timeline and gave an update while speaking on Wednesday night during the school board meeting.
The nine-member board, with its six new Governor-appointed members, met for the first time on Wednesday and voted on several items of
business. The new board members voted unanimously on all but one item, asking lots of questions before casting their votes electronically. Board member Thaddeus Mayfield, who was appointed to represent District 9, voted against a lease/purchase for portable classrooms, after several questions. Mayfield wanted to make sure the district had the best deal possible in the
The board also voted to remove the district as a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against the state by the six board members who were removed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Former board chairman Eugene Walker, who is also named as a plaintiff, is challenging the governor on the grounds that his removal and the others was unconstitutional. Walker pledged to continue the
On Monday, the DeKalb NAACP issued a news release stating that it remains opposed to