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Atlanta Board Of Education Looks Into Ethics Complaint

Jul 19, 2017
APS headquarters
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Atlanta's Board of Education is looking into an ethics complaint against one of its members, Leslie Grant. 

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On Tuesday, the Board of Education's Ethics Commission had its first meeting about the investigation, during which various witnesses were called to testify. But despite an earlier three-hour executive session, the commission still hasn't made a decision. 

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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

The City of Atlanta is handing over 10 out of 44 property deeds to Atlanta Public Schools.
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The city of Atlanta has released the deeds of 10 school properties to the Atlanta Board of Education.

It’s the latest development in a battle between  Atlanta and the school system, as the city continues to hold deeds to dozens of Atlanta Public Schools properties. 

The city wanted APS to develop an affordable housing policy for the properties. The school system complied last month.

The Atlanta Board of Education is considering changing the name of a middle school named after a segregationist former Georgia governor.

WSB-TV  reports that school board Chairman Courtney English has assembled a committee to take input from the community over possibly changing the name of Brown Middle School. Founded in 1923, the southwest Atlanta school is named after Joseph E. Brown, Georgia's governor during the Civil War.

English formed the committee after some parents asked for the name to be changed.