McIntosh County Schools Placed on Probations with SACS

The McIntosh County Board of Education in coastal Georgia is now sitting in the same boat as school districts Clayton and DeKalb counties.

The school district based in Darien has been placed on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Dozens of complaints were filed last fall amidst the chaos of bullying complaints, turnover of administration, and academics, but AdvancED/SACS CASI received complaints parents of students in the McIntosh County School System alleging that the school system is not in compliance of the Standards for Quality School Systems.

AdvancED pushes for improvement in education through research and innovation, policy and advocacy, technology, and accreditation serving over 32,000 institutions and 20 million students worldwide. reported that McIntosh County Superintendent Dr. John Barge told school board members Monday night during Executive Session.  Barge is the former state school superintendent.

The school system will need to meet standards set by SACS to avoid losing the accreditation completely. The specific guidelines have not yet been released.


The McIntosh County Board of Education was plagued with its own drama last year as board members repeatedly split on issues pertaining to employment of McIntosh Academy principal Barry Lollis, an issue that ultimately ended up in court.


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