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Walker: School Board Has Done Nothing Wrong

The DeKalb County Board of Education chairman and District 9 member said he doesn't believe the school board did anything to warrant dozens of complaints sent to SACS.

DeKalb County Board of Education Chairman Gene Walker said last week he doesn't believe the board did anything to warrant dozens of claims of mismanagement sent to the school system's top accreditor.

SACS – the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – notified the school system of the complaints in a letter late last month, and the school system is crafting its response, according to a Neighbor Newspapers report.

Walker's response in the story:

School Board Chairman Eugene Walker dismissed the notion that this latest round of controversy tarnishes the district’s image.

“Remember now, SACS is not accusing us of anything,” Walker said. “I feel strongly that we’re acting appropriately … but, people make allegations. It’s the responsibility of SACS to look into them.”

Read the Neighbor Newspapers report for more information. Among the complaints: a failure of the school system to remain within the confines of the school board's budget.

Walker's superdistrict includes the North Druid Hills area, including nearby communities such as Oak Grove.

What do you think of Walker's response? Tell us in the comments section below.

Enuff Govt Already September 17, 2012 at 01:14 PM
"dismissed the notion that this latest round of controversy tarnishes the district’s image"..well the image certainly was polished either. IMHO, if you've been there more than 2 terms it's time to make room for new board members.
H.A. Hurley September 18, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Hear, hear!!!! DCBOE .... As Dr. Phil would say, "How's it working for you?". We knowd how it is working for the students, teachers and the entire county. I welcome SACS to set up 'shop' in DC. Take a look at our schools and it does not take much to figure out that the Board and DCSS superintendents have worked hard to dismantle a school system that used to know how to educate students.
juanita driggs September 18, 2012 at 01:33 PM
It's not so much that the DeKalb Board of Ed. has done something wrong, just that they haven't done much of anything. There's something seriously adrift here.

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