Ga. school system taken off probation, now stable

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Posted: May 13, 2011 12:28 PM
Ga. school system taken off probation, now stable

A Georgia school district that lost its accreditation due to its "dysfunctional" school board has been taken off probation by a national standards agency.

The metro Atlanta-based Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announced Friday that the 50,000-student Clayton County district is completely stable after a decade of turmoil. The schools lost accreditation for nine months starting in the fall of 2008.

The county regained accreditation in May 2009 but was put on probation for two years to address lingering issues.

Accreditation loss is a rare move by SACS. It can mean the district can no longer receive some federal funding and graduates may not be eligible for college admission. Clayton County is in Atlanta's southern suburbs.