During Atlanta Public Schools' Superintendent Erroll Davis' first week with the district in July 2011, a state-led report was released implicating nearly 180 teachers in a district-wide standardized test cheating scandal.
Now, more than a year later, Davis has helped the district begin the arduous process of holding tribunals for those teachers accused of cheating.
But Davis' contract is up, and it's up to the district to decide whether or not to keep him.
To Wesley International Charter School parent Andrea Knight, Davis has passed the test.
"I think he's been really terrific for the school system and we're really anxious to see that he continues here," Knight said. "He's just established a level of trust with parents, teachers, administers, with multiple kinds of stakeholders that they feel that they can trust the process, trust what he's doing which is incredibly critical at this time."
But in the end, the decision to keep Davis rests with the Board of Education, whose chair, Reuben McDaniel, said he may decide to renew Davis for one or two more years.
"Our view is that some stability has been brought to the system, some of the things he's done inside of the operation have been phenomenal," McDaniel said. "My board colleagues want to make sure that it's consistent with our vision. We want to look at extending his contract for at least another year or two. He worked through the two tough issues; The cheating scandal and SACS. But also he's done a lot of work on the operations side, bringing a lot of structural things in place to help teachers do what they do in the classrooms and principals do what they do around the building."
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