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.
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.
Many Georgia schools today are reacting to news that they did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress required under Federal No Child Left Behind standards. Not a single high school in the Rome area of northwest Georgia made the mark.
District Attorney Joe Mulholland says the Baker County grand jury has ordered him to launch a probe into the county's school system.
Mulholland declined to tell The Albany Herald exactly what he's been asked to review.
Only a third of expected students have applied for a state student loan program that helps pay for college.
The Georgia Student Finance Commission estimated 15,000students would apply to the Student Access Loan Program.
But so far only 5,000 have submitted applications.