From Stan Jester’s post at the Fact Checker >>
Pursuant to state law (O.C.G.A. § 20-3-519) in order to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship, a student must attend a school accredited by SACS (AdvancEd) or The Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC).
Georgia Accrediting Agency (GAC) visited all 23 DeKalb high schools last week and gave an exit report at the 02/02/2015 board meeting.
Robert Boyd and his team were very complimentary of the DeKalb County School District saying, “We found them to be very well organized when we got down to checking the standards and documentation. The documentation was outstanding.” Boyd went on to say, “We even checked restrooms last week. We did not find a single dirty, filthy, restroom.”
The consultants will send their reports to the GAC board meeting scheduled for the first weekend in March. Boyd anticipates each and every high school in DCSD to be approved for full accreditation.
Kudos to Dunwoody Councilman Terry Nall who was instrumental in making this happen.