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Mitchell Co. School System listed as high risk

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  State investigators agree with a Mitchell County whistle blower that the school system there violated special education guidelines.

The Department of Education looked into complaints a month ago. Their new report lists the Mitchell County School system as a high risk grantee, so they placed several conditions on the school system. The schools could lose federal funding for special education if they don't comply.

In April, field representatives conducted a surprise inspection. Their report found Individualized Education Programs failed to identify goals for high school students and failed to determine why they weren't progressing.

The system must now hire a special education consultant to train school staff and give the state a list of all students graduating this year so the state can send them a letter offering compensatory services.

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