Accreditation group closes Wake school board complaints
Posted August 26, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — An accrediting agency that has been reviewing the governance of the Wake County Board of Education for three years have told school district officials that they have met all of the group's requirements and are no longer under scrutiny.
The move closes the complaints filed with AdvancED against the school board by the NAACP in 2010 and the Wake County Taxpayers Association last year.
The complaints reflected the rift between Democratic and Republican members of the putatively nonpartisan board and the uncertainty and lack of confidence that board battles created in the community.
“The decision by AdvancED is evidence of the thoughtful, purposeful and transparent manner in which the Wake County Board of Education goes about its business,” Superintendent Jim Merrill said in a statement. “This is excellent news to kick off the school year for our traditional calendar schools."
AdvancED continues to work with Wake County’s 24 high schools. The agency is expected to issue each high school one of the two highest accreditation ratings – Accredited or Accredited with Advisement – in the near future, officials said.