Cherokee school board sanctions, fines one of its members | www.myajc.com

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Cherokee school board sanctions, fines one of its members | www.myajc.com

Cherokee County school board member Kelly Marlow has been sanctioned for violating two of the board’s ethics policies and fined $3,600 — the equivalent of half of her $7,200 annual school board salary.

She is expected to appeal.

During a lengthy hearing Wednesday, the Cherokee board found that Marlow violated its code of ethics when she wrote a letter in June to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools asking for a formal investigation of the school system.

In the letter, Marlow said the district was violating SACS policies, a claim the accrediting agency later deemed unfounded.

The school board found that Marlow violated two ethics policies: one that says board members will recognize that the authority rests with the board as a whole and not any individual board member; and a second that bars board members from taking any private action that could compromise the school board or school system.

Marlow voted against both sanctions, as well as a motion that she pay $3,600 to help defray the expense of the hearing.

She voted with the board in July to hold the ethics hearing. Marlow gave no immediate comment.

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