May 13-- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is planning an on-site visit to investigate allegations regarding the Montgomery County school board.
School Superintendent Randy Rodgers says a four-member team will be in the school district June 6-8 to provide all parties the opportunity to provide information and evidence.
SACS Associate Director Jay Wansley reports the agency will use the information it gathers to make an informed decision regarding accreditation of the Montgomery County school system.
Rodgers says the system will cooperate fully with the team and "embraces the process as an opportunity to enhance our organization."
SACS says it has received numerous complaints regarding the school board's governance and leadership standards.
It has cited five allegations including a claim by former Superintendent Dr. Charles Warnock that some school board members seem too personally and politically motivated and that school board member Deloris James campaigned publicly against a referendum to build a new school.