Mayor Discusses Temporary School Board Takeover

By Special to the Daily World

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he’s been meeting with Georgia lawmakers regarding a possible takeover of Atlanta Public Schools, which has been embroiled in controversy in recent weeks.

Reed told WSB-TV that he has met with Georgia lawmakers and asked them to consider options for a temporary takeover of the school board.

The mayor says he’s been hearing from people all over the community who have told him that progress to resolve problems is not being made, and that the school board is ignoring recommendations from its accrediting agency.

In January, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools  which accredits about 5,000 school districts nationwide, put Atlanta Public Schools on probation.

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