Fri., February 8, 2013 8:55am (EST)

DeKalb Superintendent Out
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.  —  
A spokeswoman for the DeKalb County School District says superintendent Cheryl Atkinson has agreed to resign from her post, effective Feb. 8. The district was placed on probation through the end of 2013 by an accreditation agency after officials found evidence of fiscal mismanagement and unethical practices. (Photo Courtesy of DeKalb County Schools.)
A spokeswoman for the DeKalb County School District says superintendent Cheryl Atkinson has agreed to resign from her post, effective Feb. 8. The district was placed on probation through the end of 2013 by an accreditation agency after officials found evidence of fiscal mismanagement and unethical practices. (Photo Courtesy of DeKalb County Schools.)
A spokeswoman for the DeKalb County School District says superintendent Cheryl Atkinson has agreed to resign from her post.

Spokeswoman Lillian Govus says Atkinson and school board members Thursday decided a mutual separation agreement was in the best interest for everyone involved.

Atkinson's resignation will be effective Feb. 8 and a separation agreement school board members must vote on requires the district to pay her more than $114,500 over the next five months. The agreement also requires Atkinson to participate in any legal matters related to her tenure as superintendent.

The board will meet Friday to discuss hiring an interim superintendent.

The district was placed on probation through the end of 2013 by an accreditation agency after officials found evidence of fiscal mismanagement and unethical practices.