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School system earns high marks for transparency
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School system earns high marks for transparency

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Sunshine Review, a non-profit that tracks government oversight, has given the Cobb County School District an A+ for public transparency.

Cobb County was one of only two systems in the state to earn the top score for meeting all the criteria on Sunshine Review's 10-point checklist.

"The strong support for public education in Cobb County is a reflection of our commitment to accountability and open governance," Cobb County Board of Education chairman Scott Sweeney said in a statement. "Our public schools belong to the community, and we are thrilled to receive a high rating for our efforts to make access to public information as simple and straightforward as possible."

Sunshine Review graded the school districts' websites on transparency with issues like overall academic performance, tax information and performance audits.

The Fulton County School System also received an A+ from Sunshine Review. Cobb and Fulton fared much better than some of the other districts in metro Atlanta -- Atlanta Public Schools was given a B, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties got Cs, Clayton County earned a C- and Cherokee County was given a D.

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