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Panel: Scott did not violate ethics laws
Marcus Scott

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission has closed its investigation into Liberty County school board member Marcus Scott IV, finding there was “no probable cause to take disciplinary action against you.”

The letter, dated June 14 and signed by Kelly C. Henson, GPSC executive secretary, said the case is closed and Scott’s file has been expunged.

A complaint was filed against Scott in 2017 alleging he had violated the school system’s code of ethics for the use of public funds and property, remunerative conduct and professional conduct.

Scott said the complaint was filed as a form of retaliation because he sided with former LCSS Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese.

Reese was placed on administrative leave in January 2017 and fired in April. Reese said he was fired in retaliation for opposing former LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee when the school system requested proposals for new banking services.

Reese has a lawsuit pending against Lee and the LCSS.

Scott said he became the victim of retaliation because of his support for Reese. 

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