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Agency that disciplines educators opens investigation of McIntosh school administrators

Special to SEGAZINE

The state agency that reviews ethics complaints against educators and hands out discipline has an open investigation of three McIntosh County educators who face misdemeanor charges of failure to report child abuse.

Paul Shaw, ethics director for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, confirmed Tuesday that the agency has conducted an investigation of McIntosh County schools Superintendent Tina Kirby, Assistant Superintendent Larry Day and McIntosh Academy Principal Terrance Haywood.

Shaw said any findings or disciplinary action is confidential until the process plays out.

The final step of the process is the decision by educators on whether to accept the discipline or appeal it to an administrative law judge, he said.

“If they don’t challenge it, we close the case,” Shaw said.

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