06/13/2013 – Mark Elgart’s Testimony

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools placed DeKalb on probation in December before Speaks and five others were kicked off the board by Deal. The agency’s head, Mark Elgart, said “There has been no evidence of your presence on the board as having a positive impact on the system.”
When Judge Maxwell Wood pressed Elgart for an answer — what specifically had Speaks done wrong — he responded that he couldn’t give one. Speaks said she’d read or heard no evidence from SACS indicating that she, specifically, had done anything wrong. On Thursday, though, Elgart testified that she’d done nothing right.

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