A four-member team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools arrived in Atlanta on Monday to begin an on-site review of the district's efforts to get off probation.
"If there's something more they need to hold the adults accountable to, that's fine," said Shawnna Hayes-Tavares, president of Southwest and Northwest Atlanta Parents and Partners for Schools. "But take the SACS accreditation off the heads of our children and Atlanta public schools."
SACS placed the school system on probation in January, citing infighting among board members and failure to follow policies and procedures.
"I think the district and the board are well-prepared for it," said Keith Bromery, spokesman for the Atlanta school system.
The trouble among board members surfaced after an investigation uncovered widespread cheating by educators.
State investigators have tied nearly 180 educators to changing answers on standardized tests. All have since been removed from the school system.
"The focus of the evaluation is to determine what progress the system has made to address the six Required Actions related to Governance and Leadership," wrote SACS K-12 President Mark Elgart in an e-mail.
CBS Atlanta News caught up with school board president Brenda Muhammad late Monday afternoon after her interview with the SACS team.
"It went well," said Muhammad. "We have worked very hard to get our accreditation back."
The SACS team will wrap up its visit to the Atlanta School District on Tuesday. A report on the findings is expected within 30 business days.
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