School board member agrees to ethics hearing in Cherokee

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Cherokee County school board voted Wednesday night to conduct an ethics hearing on controversial board member Kelly Marlow.

The focus will be Marlow’s request that AdvancEd, the parent company of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) reexamine whether the school system deserves full accreditation.

Marlow, who voted in favor of the ethics hearing, is accused of violating the board’s own rules by making an individual request for an investigation by the school system’s accrediting agency.

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