Cherokee Tribune – Marlow ethics hearing set for Oct 2


Cherokee Tribune – Marlow ethics hearing set for Oct 2

The Cherokee County School Board code of ethics violation hearing regarding board member Kelly Marlow’s June complaint letter to AdvancED and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has been set for Oct. 2.

The hearing is at 6 p.m. at the historic Canton High School Auditorium and is open to the public.

The Board of Education voted unanimously at its July 24 meeting, to hold the ethics hearing to determine if Marlow violated school board ethics policy by sending the complaint letter to AdvancED, the agency in charge of school accreditation, alleging that the district was in violation of AdvancED standards and/or policies.

The Cherokee School District was cleared by AdvancEd in a letter dated Aug. 19, in which the agency’s president and CEO, Dr. Mark Elgart, stated that the “district is not in violation of AdvancED Accreditation Standards and/or policies,” and “no further action is needed” in Marlow’s complaints.

Marlow’s request that the board pay for her attorney cost was denied at the school board’s Aug. 15 meeting, by a 2-5 vote, with Marlow and Michael Geist the only two in favor of the motion made by Marlow.

If Marlow is found to have violated board policy, School District spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby said that the board would determine the action taken against her.

“The school board will determine the censure, which cannot include removal from office or barring her attendance from School Board meetings, but no other parameters have been set by state law or School Board policy,” Jacoby said.

via Cherokee Tribune – Marlow ethics hearing set for Oct 2.

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