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Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 4:40am

DeKalb Schools Could Get SACS Focus

A national schools group wants a metro Atlanta school system to prove its living up to accreditation standards.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools wants DeKalb school officials to respond to seven questions by the end of this month.

Mark A. Elgart, SACS president and chief executive officer, says the resulting information will be used to determine if a full-scale investigation is needed.

Among the information the system is asked to provide is a description of policies and procedures for effective management and information on staff and school board training.

Chairman Tom Bowen tells the newspaper the DeKalb board will discuss its response Friday.

A couple other Georgia school systems have had accreditation concerns the past two years—Warren County earlier this year, and Clayton County two years ago.

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