The DeKalb County School District’s accreditation probation has been lifted, the system announced Jan. 21.
According to a news release from the school system, the AdvancED Accreditation Commission announced that it would bump the system’s accreditation status from “probation” to “warned.”
“The stain of probation has been eradicated from the DeKalb School District,” Superintendent Michael Thurmond said in a news release. “The decision to upgrade the district’s accreditation status provides a sense of pride and relief to our internal and external stakeholders.”
The DeKalb school system was placed on accreditation probation in 2012 after the accreditation agency released a scathing report accusing the Board of Education of mismanagement and interfering into the operations of the schools. Gov. Nathan Deal later removed six of the nine school board members from office.
According to the news release, a recent report from AdvancED found that, “the progress made by the DeKalb County School District since May 2013 is commendable. Many programs, policies and processes have been put into place to stabilize the school system and begin to restore confidence and trust among stakeholder groups.”
The next AdvancED monitoring review will take place by May 31, the school system reported.