Tue., July 26, 2011 3:18pm (EDT)

State Cites Atlanta School Board
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
The state attorney general's office has put the Atlanta Public Schools board on a year's probation, saying the board has committed violations related to open meetings and public records laws. (Image: Freefoto.com)
The state attorney general's office has put the Atlanta Public Schools board on a year's probation, saying the board has committed violations related to open meetings and public records laws. (Image: Freefoto.com)
The state attorney general's office has put the Atlanta Public Schools board on a year's probation, saying the board has committed violations related to open meetings and public records laws.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the board has agreed that board members and key district staff members will take additional training about state law. Senior Assistant Attorney General Stefan Ritter says his office will monitor the board to make sure it complies.

In a report, state investigators said former Atlanta Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall and former Deputy Superintendent Kathy Augustine illegally suppressed a report by a testing expert.

An open meetings violation cited happened in April, when Gov. Nathan Deal summoned the board, Hall and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to the Capitol for a private meeting.