Clayton schools getting 3-day accreditation review

2:52 PM, Apr 15, 2013   |    comments
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JONESBORO, Ga. -- Educators in Clayton County are getting a three-day review to determine if the school system should keep its accreditation for five more years. 

A 12-member team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools was scheduled to arrive Sunday in the county south of Atlanta.

Clayton County schools have been under intense scrutiny since in 2008, when the system became the first in the nation to lose accreditation in nearly 40 years. The association blamed the local school board, saying it meddled in day-to-day school operations and had frequent public squabbles.

The system eventually won back its accreditation. Mark Elgart, president of SACS' parent company, says Clayton County will start the review with a clean slate but will emerge with things it needs to improve.

(Associated Press)

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