In a letter to Atlanta Public Schools students, parents, employees, and supporters, Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr., writes, "Our students deserve schools that are free of safety and security threats."
Monday, December 17, 2012
Editor's Note: In response to this past Friday's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr., posted the following letter Monday morning at the APS website. Monday, December 17, 2012 Dear APS students, parents, employees, and supporters, This past Friday, December 14, our country experienced one of the most horrific crimes imaginable. Twenty children and seven adults were killed by a gunman who terrorized an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. We are deeply saddened by the tragedy, and on behalf of the APS community, I would like to express our most sincere condolences to the families whose lives have been changed forever. Whenever a national tragedy occurs, our children …
A letter from APS Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. updating where the district stands one year after 178 employees were accused of participating in various testing improprieties.
Friday, July 6, 2012
The following letter was sent on July 5, 2012, to city of Atlanta residents by Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Dear APS students, parents, employees, and supporters, Much progress has been made in addressing district educators accused of wrongdoing by state investigators in the spring 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) case. A year ago, state investigators released their report that named 178 APS employees for participating in various testing improprieties associated with the conduct of the 2009 CRCT. After taking a few days to read the 400-page report, I either removed or placed every employee named in the document on administrative leave. I also replaced 43 principals and the four regional …