June 25--  The Montgomery County school board expects to hear soon from a review team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) which visited the school system last week.

The school system was placed on SACS probation last year because of governance issues related to the county school board. 

A two-person SACS review team spent last Thursday interviewing representatives of the community, parents, faculty and staff, school board members, School Superintendent Randy Rodgers and school board attorney Tom Everett.

Dr. Judy Forbes told Rodgers the team's report would be filed expeditiously in order to define the school system's status when the new fiscal year starts July 1st.

If the school system is removed from probation, there will be no need for further action regarding the school board by the state Board of Education.  If not, another hearing for the local board will be held before the state board in Atlanta and it could face removal by Governor Nathan Deal.