The Board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools gave notice Thursday to two Georgia Colleges. The SACS board accredits schools and found issues with Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon and with Paine College in Augusta. SACS President Belle Wheeler said both schools were up for accreditation for another 10 years, but they only got accreditation for another 12 months.
An accreditation team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is conducting a tour of Shorter University this week as part of their regular review. The team will be looking at the University’s controversial policy requiring employees to sign a “personal lifestyle” statement.
Atlanta Public Schools board chairwoman Brenda Muhammad said Tuesday that the 50,000-student district has been taken off probation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The district will be on "accreditation with advisement," which is one step below full accreditation, for the next year.
The state board of education voted to let two struggling school boards retain control of their school systems. Atlanta and Coffee County schools are in danger of losing their accreditation due to their ineffective school boards.
The Georgia Board of Education has delayed its vote on whether to remove members of the troubled Atlanta school board, while recommending to keep the Coffee County school board in place. The state board voted Tuesday on a consent order agreed to by the state Department of Education and Atlanta's school board. The state board will hold a new hearing for Atlanta before Nov. 4.
Gov. Nathan Deal will hold a private meeting Tuesday morning with the Atlanta school board, city schools Superintendent Beverly Hall and Mayor Kasim Reed to receive a briefing about the board's progress toward regaining full accreditation for Atlanta Public Schools.
The mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, says he won’t try to take over the Atlanta School Board...for now. Infighting among board members has put the Atlanta Public School system in danger of losing its accreditation.