APS Ethics Commission meets after the election – requests more information

The AJC reports that the Atlanta Public School’s Ethics Commission met yesterday to review an ethics complaint lodged against current Board Chairman Reuben McDaniel. The complaint was filed by Molly Read Woo who is a supporter of Cynthia Briscoe Brown and who will face McDaniel in a run-off for the At Large 8 seat in December.

The Ethics Commission was originally scheduled to be held last week, but it was then announced the meeting would be deferred until after this past Tuesday’s election.

Per the report, Woo has raised,

… questions whether the school board hired a marketing agency to promote controversial policies, violated state law by privately discussing budget issues, or compromised the superintendent search process by including an associate of Mayor Kasim Reed in executive sessions.

The Commission deferred judgment on whether to further investigate the issue and requested more information.

McDaniel stated that,

 …there wasn’t any merit to the allegations in the complaint.

I am sure that we will hear more on this over the next 30 days.

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