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DeKalb County Schools taken off probation

9:15 PM, Jan 21, 2014   |    comments
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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb County School District has had its accreditation status elevated to Accredited Warned.

The AdvancED Accreditation Commission raised the district's accreditation from Accredited Probation Tuesday morning.

"The progress made by the DeKalb County School District since May 2013 is commendable," the accreditation commission said in a report of its findings. "Many programs, policies and processes have been put into place to stabilize the school system and begin to restore confidence and trust among stakeholder groups."

The district must now complete three required actions that demonstrate continuous improvement, and undergo monitoring by AdvancED. The next monitoring review will be conducted no later than May 31, 2014.

School district spokesman Quinn Hudson said the upgraded status will not negatively affect graduates looking for financial aid, grants and scholarships.

The DeKalb County School District was put on probation in December 2012 after an intense investigation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

READ | SACS report about DeKalb County Schools

Since then, Gov. Nathan Deal has removed six members of the school board.

COMPLETE COVERAGE | DeKalb County Schools

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