It is the final visit before SACS decides whether they will fully restore the district’s accreditation. The school district was put on probation in January after a school board feud and a cheating scandal. District officials were required to make improvements in board administration and policies and refocus energy on improving education for Atlanta students.
Without accreditation, high school students can have a difficult time getting accepted to colleges and earning scholarships.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told Regan he spoke with SACS representatives for about an hour Monday.
We had a good conversation. We’re making steady progress, which I conveyed, Reed said.
Board chairwoman Brenda Muhammad told Regan she felt confident about getting the probation status lifted.
I am very excited where we are and I feel very good about our report, Muhammad said.
SACS will make a decision on the accreditation status of the school system at the end of October.