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The report from a review team looking into Gwinnett County Public Schools overall had good news for the district — GCPS will retain its accreditation. But it has also identified a couple of areas where improvements are needed by the county’s school board.

Cognia, the district’s accrediting agency, launched an investigation into GCPS’ accreditation in March after it received complaints about the district, which were mainly aimed at the school board. The team visited the school system in June to conduct interviews and to look into the allegations.

I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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Is there a stronger word than embarassment? Chairman Blair should be embarrassed for recruiting the new board members. He certainly did not vet them properly. I would find it comical but they oversee a 2.5 billion dollar budget, the education of 180,000 students and the future of Gwinnett County. No businesses will want to move here once their damage is done. Buckle your seatbelts.


I attended a BOE meeting earlier this year and was surprised by unprofessional this new school board is. I don't disagree that some change was needed on the Board, but I would take the old Board over this one any day.


The new school board is an embarrassment.

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