Barring major reforms, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools will revoke Clayton County Public Schoolsâ€™ accreditation in September. Claytonâ€™s students will lose scholarship eligibility and will be unable to transfer their credits. In the past 20 years, only two school systems in the country have lost accreditation.
â€œThe Clayton County Board of Education is dysfunctional. Currently the Board does not operate with unity or a common sense of purpose. Individuals on the Board act in their own best interest or that of special interest groups. As a result the Board operates in a constant of confusion and conflict.â€
â€” Southern Association of Colleges and Schoolâ€™s Feb. 15 report by the Special Review Team for Clayton County Public Schools
â€” The label given to Clayton County school board members Lois Baines-Hunter, Ericka Davis, the Rev. W. Rod Johnson and Sandra Scott on the website www.give-em-the-boot.com. The site accuses several top county officials of incompetence and corruption.