Several Georgia school systems face scrutiny for possible cheating on the Criterion Referenced Competency Test. But the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently only looking into laws broken in the Atlanta Public School system.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that will allow him to remove board members of school systems that are in danger of losing accreditation. He's preparing to act on the bill if the Atlanta Public Schools do not regain full accreditation by July 1.
Local school districts are in the midst of crafting their budgets for the next calendar year in the fall. But whether districts can avoid more teacher furloughs may depend on how much federal money they were able to save from last year.
Gov. Nathan Deal has named another major donor to the Georgia Board of Regents.
Deal announced Monday that Neil Pruitt Jr., CEO of Atlanta-based health care company UHS-Pruitt Corp., will join the 18-member board. The board oversees the state's 35 public colleges and universities.
Some Georgia schools are beefing up their security for high-stakes testing.
The measures for the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests follow suspected cheating incidents.
Scandals have hit school systems across the state in recent years.
A bill that would let the governor suspend school board members of systems currently in danger of losing accreditation awaits Governor Deal’s signature.
The measure’s supporters say its main intent is to put pressure on the members of Atlanta Public Schools.