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Report: DeKalb County Schools no longer on probation

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Report: DeKalb County Schools no longer on probation


Icon_SchoolsAvondale Estates and DeKalb County residents will be glad to hear this.

AdvancED, the organization that accredits high schools across the nation, has removed DeKalb County schools from Accreditation Probation, according to the Brookhaven Post.

DeKalb County schools found its accreditation in jeopardy in December 2012 and had a tumultuous 2013 as a result.  Gov. Nathan Deal removed six school board members from office. According to Reporter Newspapers, AdvancED has upgraded the system’s status from “probation” to “warned.”

To read the full Brookhaven Post article, click here. To read the Reporter Newspapers article, click here.

Interim DeKalb  County CEO Lee May released the following statement in response to the news:

“I applaud the DeKalb County Board of Education and Superintendent Michael Thurmond for their progress. Today’s announcement by SACS acknowledges all of the improvements that have been made and that more good is to come. We can all take pride in this accomplishment, as what is good news for the school district is also good news for the whole of DeKalb County.”

Lee May

DeKalb County Interim CEO