1.7.19 Statement from Atlanta Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen Regarding the Intergovernmental Agreement Between the Atlanta Board of Education and the Atlanta City Council

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

January 7, 2019

Statement from Atlanta Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen Regarding the Intergovernmental Agreement Between the Atlanta Board of Education and the Atlanta City Council

“I am pleased that the Atlanta City Council joined the Atlanta Board of Education today in unanimously approving the intergovernmental agreement regarding Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) contribution to tax allocation districts (TADs). This agreement creates the most comprehensive reform of TADs in the decades-long history of APS’ participation. Our intervention in the bond validation proceedings in the Westside TAD will now be withdrawn.”

Meria Carstarphen, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools

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