Wake High Schools Still Accredited - For Now

Jan 13, 2011

The disagreement between the Wake County School Board and the agency that accredits its high schools will continue. The School Board voted last night not to drop the accrediting agency.

The Board deliberated for two hours before deciding to send another letter to AdvancED. The letter will ask the accrediting agency to limit the scope of its investigation.

The vote was the latest in a months-long fight. It began when the North Carolina NAACP sent a letter of complaint to AdvancED, claiming the Wake School Board was not living up to its policies.

AdvancED informed the School Board it was sending an investigative team to look into a wide range of issues, from the financial cost of changing the student assignment policy to the hiring of outside attorneys.

The School Board fought back, saying the investigation was outside the scope of accrediting high schools.

If AdvancED does not limit the scope of its investigation, the School Board’s Republican majority may still vote to end its relationship with the agency.