By VERNON SIKES
Following an audit of the Yazoo City Municipal School District last October, the state Commission on School Accreditation will take action next week on a recommendation to downgrade the district's accreditation from “accredited” to “probation” for the 2012-2013 school year.
The recommendation is based on state education officials' findings during an unannounced, on-site visit Oct. 15-17.
In a March 14 letter from Dr. Paula A Vanderford, executive secretary of the Commission on School Accreditation, to YCMSD Superintendent Dr. Arthur Cartlidge and former school board President Robert Green, Vanderford said the school district “appears to be in violation of” an accreditation policy and 24 of 30 process standards.
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