State Board of Education Postpones Hearing Decision
|State Board of Education Postpones Hearing Decision
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November 28, 2011- The State Board of Education today postponed the Hearing with the Miller County Board of Education via a Consent Order. The State Board expects to reconvene the hearing to revisit the progress of the Miller County Board of Education. The State Board conducted a hearing pursuant to Senate Bill 84 relating to recommendations for potential suspension of local boards of education for governance related issues.
Below is a statement read by Wanda Barrs, Chair of the State Board:
Pursuant to Senate Bill 84 relating to a recommendation for potential suspension of local boards of education for governance related issues the Georgia State Board of Education has received, reviewed and approved the Consent Order and Agreement brought forward by the Miller County Board of Education. The order includes stipulations required toward satisfying the “Required Actions” outlined in the report provided by the SACS Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. Under these circumstances with the dire need for leadership and support of a corrective action plan put forth by the Superintendent the state board agrees to suspend the November 28th, 2011 hearing and do agree to reconvene the hearing at its discretion no later than August 31st, 2012.
We are deeply concerned for the leadership in the Miller County Schools and are committed to support the monitoring of the leadership teams as they make every effort to meet the stipulations of the consent orders. Our greatest desire is to ensure students in Miller County as well as ALL systems around our state have exceptional learning opportunities. It is our belief that high functioning local board and superintendent leadership teams are essential to the success of Georgia‘s public schools.
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Georgia Department of Education
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