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Clarke County School District’s Accreditation Now 'Under Review'


According to a release from the district, the accreditation agency Cognia, formerly AdvancED, has changed the CCSD’s status from “Accredited to “Accredited Under Review.”

Allegations sent to Cognia last fall regarding the operations of the school district resulted in Cognia’s decision to conduct a Special Review, held on January 26—28, 2020. Cognia provided a Special Review Report which included its findings and Improvement Priorities. That report requires the district to take action and hold a Monitoring Review before December.  

Interim superintendent Dr. Xernona Thomas received the notification this past Friday, April 24th.

“The report provides specific tasks the district can take to resolve issues and improve effectiveness. We will immediately work with the Board of Education on improvement measures and documenting changes, with the full expectation of meeting the December 2020 timeframe and having full accreditation status reinstated,” states Dr. Xernona Thomas       

The change in status does not affect CCSD graduating seniors since the district is still accredited by Cognia.         

The documentation related to the Cognia Special Review is posted on the Clarke County School District’s website.

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