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DeKalb CEO Makes Statement on Schools System Probation

Burrell Ellis worries about the impact of SACS' decision.

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis reacted today to news that the county's education system has been put on probation for a year by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

"There is nothing more important in any community than the availability of high quality education for our children...I am greatly concerned about the potential impact of this decision by SACS on DeKalb County as a whole, and will continue to monitor the situation and to work with the BOE and the Superintendent to address these concerns. To that end, I am requesting a private briefing with DeKalb School officials for myself and the leadership of the DeKalb House and Senate delegations," said Ellis.

The district is required to comply with SACS' demands by Dec. 31, 2013, in order to retain its accreditation.

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horsesense December 18, 2012 at 01:02 PM
To that end, I am requesting a private briefing with DeKalb School officials for myself and the leadership of the DeKalb House and Senate delegations," said Ellis. Whom are the ones that let it get this way in the first place...awesome statement from an idiot.....
fe December 19, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Go get a clue mr.ellis
lastminutemom December 19, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Mr. Ellis, It can't be private if there are elected officials there and you know that. Why not lead like the Mayor in Atlanta did. Get angry, demand change and demand some resignations. This school system may very well kill DeKalb. So call up Mayor Reed in Atlanta and get some advice, grow a pair and demand changes. Don't just chat.
Betsy Parks December 19, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I've started the petition "Governor Nathan Deal and Georgia State Board of Education: Review SACS findings, if accurate REPLACE the Dekalb County School Board. " and need your help to get it off the ground. Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Please share with your friends! http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-nathan-deal-and-georgia-state-board-of-education-review-sacs-findings-if-accurate-replace-the-dekalb-county-school-board

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