Deal Says APS Board Willing to Work Together
(AJC) — Gov. Nathan Deal ended a private meeting Tuesday with the Atlanta school board saying he was “impressed” that board members were willing “to put issues aside and work together” to regain full accreditation for Atlanta Public Schools. The meeting was held despite objections from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the Georgia Open Meetings Act requires such meetings to be open to the public, because a quorum of the board was present. Board Chairman Khaatim Sherrer El did not address the objection. At the meeting’s end, he said the board understood the urgency of its work. “Our biggest challenge will be in regaining the public’s trust,” he said.