Accreditor: Gwinnett school board members must improve

ATLANTA (AP) — According to a special review, school board members in Georgia’s largest school district must do more to learn their proper roles, but the district emerged with its accreditation intact. Accrediting agency Cognia released its report on Gwinnett County schools Monday after complaints from community members that the board was acting improperly. Cognia agrees that some board members have overstepped their bounds or behaved questionably. The review finds that board members have circumvented the chain of command by making demands for information directly of staff members, instead of requesting it through the superintendent. The review mandates more training for board members, among other steps. The district must complete the steps before Cognia returns for a follow-up in May.

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