State board votes to keep members of Atlanta school board in place

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — The state Board of Education has voted to keep members of the Atlanta school board in place after the district was taken off probation with a national agency.

Atlanta had been on probation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since January, but the district was taken off that status last week. The state board voted Wednesday.

A state law that took effect July 1 allows the governor to remove members of local school boards if their districts are in danger of losing accreditation. The law calls for the state board to hold a hearing and make recommendations to the governor.

There was a hearing in July but the state board voted then to delay a decision until SACS could rule.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)

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