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Liberty County BOE in response to AdvancED findings: 'We take directives seriously'
Brief meeting Tuesday, board chairwoman reads statement reminding public system still accredited
Liberty County School System

Liberty County Board of Education members held a special meeting Monday morning to make a statement on accreditation.

On May 8, AdvancED informed the LCSS it was placed under review, a step away from losing accreditation. AdvancED reported board misconduct as the primary reason and gave the board directives to be completed by Oct. 31.

The meeting lasted less than five minutes as Board Chair Lily Baker read a statement to the public on behalf of her and the other board members.

Baker noted that the school was placed “under review” by AdvancED but reminded the public that the system currently remains fully accredited.

“I want to ensure to all or our students, staff, parents and stakeholders that I, as you board chair, along with other board members, take the mandated directives seriously and remain committed to working diligently to provide corrective actions on or before the prescribed deadline of Oct. 31, 2018,” Baker said.

Baker also stressed that she and the board acknowledge that the directives exclusively address the board’s roles and responsibilities, “And in no way is an indication of the staff and students’ performance,” she said.

She added that the entire board is dedicated to moving the district forward, “so the full potential of this great school system is realized.”

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