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Report: DeKalb schools superintendent named in Professional Standards Commission investigation

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Report: DeKalb schools superintendent named in Professional Standards Commission investigation

DeKalb Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green. Photo by AL SUCH with WABE.
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The Atlanta Journal Constitution says DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Stephen Green is being investigated by the Professional Standards Commission, which certifies educators.

The report does not say why Green is under investigation.

In response to a request from Decaturish, the school district said Green is not under investigation for misconduct but is named only because of his official capacity as superintendent. The school district says the investigation has to do with the termination of teachers from the school system and that DeKalb County Schools is also investigating.

“We can confirm the DeKalb County School District has received a request from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) for information regarding the terminations of several district employees,” the school district said. “We are conducting our own investigation and cooperating with the PSC investigator.

“There is no pending complaint, contention or claim that Superintendent Green personally engaged in any individual wrongdoing as he is not involved in the decision making processes regarding which terminations to report to the PSC. He is named in his official capacity as Superintendent. We look forward to working with the PSC to ensure they have a full opportunity to review the terminations of certificated personnel.”

 

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