A 33-member national commission has upheld an earlier decision to drop the Warren County School District's accreditation effective July 30 unless certain requirements are met by then.
A news release issued today stated that the AdvancED Accreditation Commission had reaffirmed the findings of a special review team by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvements.
AdvancED is a parent organization of SACS CASI. Officials have said the accreditation is being removed from Warren County not because of academic standards but because the school board members failed to follow policies of the district, refused to sign the district's ethics pledge, disregarded the requirement to use Roberts Rules of Order, failed to follow the district's charter and micromanaged the school system.
The drop the accreditation was delayed until July 30 so it wouldn't affect seniors set to graduate this year. Accreditation is emphasized because in Georgia it is a requirement of the Hope scholarship.