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SACS to Release Report on DeKalb Schools Monday

The oversight agency has looked into the district's handle on its finances for the last two months.

The regional oversight agency for area schools is expected Monday to release a report on its investigation into DeKalb schools finances, myfoxatlanta.com reported.

The two-month long investigation by the Southern Association of Collages and Schools was sparked by an acrimonous budget process this summer that got parents and district observers complaining about the district's finances.

In 2012, the district has battled cost overruns in its legal bills to defend the district in corruption cases, unveiled a report revealed that the district did not reduce the front office staff as expected to control costs, and struggled with a taxpayer-funded SPLOST that expired this summer faced cost overruns.

The SACS probe is the second in two years for the district. The oversight agency has the power to withdraw accreditation from the district, which could cut it off from federal funds.

The district will likely be more closely watched by SACS for improvement, which was the result of a 2010 probe.

 

Rob December 17, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Regardless of the good or bad from the report that will be released shortly, can you just imagine what the Dunwoody schools would be like if our current city leaders were in charge of it? Disastrous!
jimmie December 17, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Disagree. Would pay extra $$ for us to have a School Board of Dunwoody!!
Rob December 17, 2012 at 03:51 PM
It is this type (and your 20+ personalities) of thinking that makes for a bleak future for the City of Dunwoody. We are Dunwoody, we are better, we can do no wrong - Just look at the disaterous and expensive past four years that has made us the laughing stock of Atlanta.... Fortunately, City of Dunwoody schools is a long, long way off, if ever.
jimmie December 17, 2012 at 04:58 PM
@ Rob, I think if you read my posts (and jimmie is all I am), you will see that I am critical when I feel it is necessary. I feel our police force is far more responsive than Dekalb ever was, and that our educational system could not be managed than anyone worse than the current Dekalb BOE (where we have maybe 1 rep). Sorry if you disagree, but your constant "anyone who disagrees with rob is multiple people on here" is an old, pathetic excuse for a bully who wants to force his beliefs on others. I'll say it again, Dunwoody doesn't agree with you, Rob, so MOVE to Decatur, Lthonia, Brookhaven or anywhere else. I'd put $$ toward that too!
jimmie December 18, 2012 at 03:21 AM
um, rob..did you see who got put on probation??? could we do any worse?? plenty of available housing outside of dunwoody robo!
Rob December 18, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Kind of beginning to look like the City of Dunwoody down at Dekalb...

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