O'Sullivan on Threat of School Probation

John O'Sullivan
John O'Sullivan

The superintendent of the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education, John O'Sullivan, is warning parents to pay close attention. This after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS, found some members of the board illegally interfered with school operations.

SACS has yet to put the school district on probation, but if it does, and board members don't comply with its recommendations, all public schools in Chatham County could lose their accreditation. It would affect the graduating class of 2006.

Educators say it's up to community members to keep a close eye on the board. "They need to be, as well as I will be, active with the board members," said O'Sullivan. "And active means you are involved, involved by talking, getting assurances and a whole host of other things."

SACS has not released the names of the board members in question.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com