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Accreditation group closes Wake school board complaints

Posted August 26, 2013

Wake County Public School System

— 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.


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  • Sherlock Aug 28, 2013

    Pay for what you get! the board paid and this is what they get...

  • cjw6105 Aug 27, 2013

    AdvancED has told Wake officials that the BOE is no longer under scrutiny.

    Could that possibly be because the BOE is again overwhelmly Democrat?

  • pappybigtuna1 Aug 27, 2013

    They better hope a Bill does not come before the people, that would change the School System into a Private Business venture, I will vote for that.

  • glarg Aug 27, 2013

    Once again attempting to semi-criminalize policy disputes. Way to go Dems.

  • whatelseisnew Aug 27, 2013

    "The reality is that both complaints (the NAACP and Wake County Taxpayers Association) were meritless."

    Yes they were and I think every State should drop this bogus accreditation group. They ought to be focused on Academic results. I would actually base accreditation on how many students require remedial classes in college. But this is all part of the lack of accountability for Government controlled and operated school systems. It is non-existent.

  • lchristopher Aug 27, 2013

    I guess they did once the Democrats got back in power. Political even when it should not be that way.

  • notkidding Aug 27, 2013

    Of course, the Dems are back in, with a new puppet, "Superintendent Jim Merrill".

  • westernwake1 Aug 26, 2013

    The reality is that both complaints (the NAACP and Wake County Taxpayers Association) were meritless.