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November 9, 2011-  The State Board of Education reconvened its July 26, 2011, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Board of Education (BOE) Hearing today, Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 4:30pm.  

Action was taken as a final recommendation to the Governor per Senate Bill 79.  The Hearing was postponed July 26, 2011, pending the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) final report on the APS BOE, which was released October 31, 2011.

Below is a state read by Mrs. Wanda Barrs, Chair of the State Board of Education.  This recommendation was accepted by the State Board of Education unanimously.

Pursuant to Senate Bill 79 relating to recommendations for potential suspension of local boards of education for governance related issues the Georgia State Board of Education has reviewed the findings of SACS Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. Whereas the SACS has moved APS from Probation Status to Accreditation with Advisement status, the state board does not recommend to the Governor that the Atlanta Public School Board of Education be removed enmasse.  It is agreed that the Atlanta Public School Board of Education and Superintendent Erroll Davis will comply with the outlined requirements for complete accreditation restoration.