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Clayton County School Board outlines progress

2:05 PM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
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(AP file)

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Clayton County school system leaders say they're on the right track toward keeping accreditation.

The school board received a warning letter from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools last fall putting them on notice. It was the third time since 2008 that SACS pointed out problems with board governance.

Now the board is outlining exactly what they've done to be compliant.

At Monday's school board meeting, Interim Superintendent Luvenia Jackson read aloud a letter saying that board members have participated in rigorous training, conducted a successful superintendent search, and established certain protocols. On top of that, board members say they've regained their accreditation, balanced the budget, and increased student achievement.

"The district is confident that it will meet all of the SACS standards for school systems," Jackson said. "The district's visions and mission are the driving force in our strategic plan. The plan is reviewed annual with all stakeholders invited to participate."

The school board faces their next external SACS review in April.

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