Here is the link to the Sunday story on SACS that several of you requested. The news story explains the role of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in policing schools and school boards.
According to the piece:
SACS used to be unheard of by anyone outside a superintendent’s office. Yet it is close to becoming a household name in metro Atlanta, even if few people really know what SACS does.
SACS and its parent organization AdvancED, last month moved into a 60,000-square-foot headquarters in Alpharetta. It was in Decatur for 21 years before moving to North Fulton. While there are numerous school accrediting agencies, AdvancED is the only one in the nation that accredits full districts, which means it scrutinizes everything from board governance and the superintendent’s office to finances and following No Child Left Behind. Currently AdvancED works with more than 27,000 schools and districts in 69 countries, or about 15 million students.
It is headed by a former