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Clayton BOE to discuss data-based decisions

Since taking the helm of Clayton County Public Schools last month, Interim Superintendent Valya Lee has repeatedly said she wants school system officials to base decisions affecting student achievement on data from similar school districts. On Monday, the county's school board will hear a presentation on data-driven decision making from acting Chief Academic Officers Sharon Brown and Janice Davis.

The school board will meet at 6:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Administrative Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

In addition to the presentation on data-driven decision making, the school board will hear presentations on providing a safe and orderly environment for students, four proposed charter schools, classified employees affected by a reduction in force, upcoming high school graduations, and bids for renovation projects at Lovejoy and Riverdale high schools.

Lee will also give the school system's twice-monthly update on efforts to regain accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

At the end of the meeting, the board is expected to meet in executive session, and come back into open session to vote on two student tribunal recommendations.

- Curt Yeomans