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August 18--  The Montgomery County school board has approved a proposed consent order with the state Board of Education.

At a called meeting Thursday, the local board okayed a draft consent order provided by the state board.  Montgomery board attorney Tom Everett says details of the order cannot be released until the school board's hearing before the state board in Atlanta Wednesday morning.

According to School Superintendent Randy Rodgers, the consent order addresses the eight areas of school board governance concerns which landed the school system on probation earlier this month.  Rodgers reports the school system's number one priority is correcting the deficiences noted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) when its review team visited Montgomery County this summer.

Meanwhile, three fair dismissal hearings scheduled Thursday for faculty members in the system have been delayed at the request of their attorneys.  Rodgers says hearings will be held later for elementary school teacher Marilyn Haymons and middle school teachers Allie Rhodes and Lisa Parker.

The school board also approved a $55,000 contract with AllClean to provide custodial services at the middle and high schools.