AJC Staff writer Nancy Badertscher is interested in talking to parents in the Atlanta Public Schools system who have an opinion on whether the governor should remove en masse the school board. Please contact her ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(As we discussed here, one board member has resigned to take a job in New Jersey.)
I have been giving the blog a break on APS news, but there have been a few developments:
♦ In a letter that began arriving in mailboxes Friday, APS school chief Erroll Davis told the 178 employees implicated in the CRCT cheating probe that he will accept their resignations through Wednesday. Otherwise, they will be fired. Only two employees stepped down Monday.
♦The district is still paying more than $550,000 in combined annual salaries for four area superintendents relieved of their duties because of the scandal. Contracts for the four went into effect July 1 — four days before the state released its report detailing widespread cheating and systemic cover-ups. They are on administrative leave with no reduction in compensation.
–from Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog