The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools may strip Atlanta Public Schools of its accreditation. This could put the 50,000-student district in danger of losing private grants and could keep students from gaining admission and winning scholarships at some colleges.
A power struggle on the Atlanta School Board is getting the attention of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It accredits high schools. SACS Director Mark Elgart attended a school board meeting in Atlanta this week. He says a 4 to 5 power split on the board is deepening.
A third Georgia school system may have accreditation problems with the agency that oversees the standards. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has ordered the DeKalb County school district to provide evidence of their compliance with its guidelines by Sept. 11. SACS will use that information to decide whether a full-scale investigation into the system's policies is necessary.