The submitted a progress report Wednesday in the hope of closing the books on last spring’s inquiry by its accrediting agency.
Cobb Superintendent Michael Hinojosa told the The Marietta Daily Journal that the report addresses the concerns of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools bullet by bullet and should resolve the accrediting agency’s concerns.
School Board Member Tim Stultz of Smyrna told Patch, “Even though there are different viewpoints and philosophies by different members, the Board has been working together to ensure that the school district is providing a quality education while being good stewards of tax payer funds.”
The SACS Council on Accreditation and School Improvement on March 29 in response to public complaints, many responding to the .
Hinojosa’s predecessor, Fred Sanderson, with the county Board of Education.
The CEO of SACS parent AdvancED, Mark Elgart, announced and in May that the Cobb district would not face a formal investigation and would maintain its accreditation "under advisement" but had to show progress in board training, cohesion and communication by Dec. 1.
Since that time, the board has , who has . The board also has gone through training sessions with the Georgia School Boards Association and adopted a vision statement but continues to .