Gov. Nathan Deal issued a statement of support in response to the state Board of Education’s unanimous decision this morning to give the Atlanta Public Schools board until November to regain full accreditation, which means the APS members keep their jobs for the time being.
“I agree with the Board of Education’s decision to give APS and its new leadership additional time to show progress. I’m confident that all involved are working actively to promote the needs of Atlanta’s children and to keep the system’s accreditation in place,” said Deal.
According to the AJC: Lawyers for both the state education department and the district announced they had come to agreement on conditions that would become legally binding if approved. The main condition of the agreement suspends the hearing until Nov. 4. That date follows a Sept. 30 deadline set by the district’s accrediting agency.
–from Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog