The South Georgia district attorney says an investigation into Baker County schools could take months. The probe comes after a local citizens’ group brought to alleged financial mismanagement. The Baker County schools superintendent admits the system’s been in “financial disarray” since before he took the job in January.
The superintendent of Baker County schools says he takes full responsibility for his system now under investigation for financial problems. Freddie Thompson says when he took over in January, the district was already in financial disarray. A local citizen group has questioned district spending in the face of poor student achievement. Baker County schools recently failed to make federal benchmarks of Annual Yearly Progress.