Atlanta Public Schools released the following statement about the report:
"Atlanta Public Schools has received the independent auditor’s investigative summary report on allegations of racial discrimination and grading improprieties at North Atlanta High School. The nature of the complaints substantiated the need to initiate this investigation. The report indicates that no laws were broken. However, it raised issues that should have been addressed. Now in place is a new principal, who has already begun to work on the issues, and we are confident that we can all return to the business of educating children."
Buckhead Attorney Tom Tidwell, who is running for the APS Board of Education's Seat 8, At-Large, sent Buckhead Patch the following statement about the investigation's findings:
"Last year’s debacle at NAHS, which culminated in the recently released report finding no systemic discrimination, confirms that Reuben McDaniel completely overreacted and as a result caused a huge disruption to the very students that he supposedly cares about.
It is very disappointing in its own right, but particularly so coming on the heels of the in-fighting which caused APS to be put on probation and almost lose its accreditation.
This highlights the desperate need we have for change, for a fresh start, to elect board members who will put their egos and personal agendas aside and actually work for the children."
Buckhead Patch will have more details about the report posted here on the site and will include any additional statements from candidates or stakeholders as well.