First APS administrator faces tribunal

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ATLANTA —

The first tribunal for an Atlanta Public School administrator implicated in the district’s test cheating scandal was held Friday.

Donald Bullock, a testing coordinator at Usher Elementary School, was in the hot seat. He faced the Professional Standards Commission, the state agency that gives teachers permits to work in public education. The commission has now made recommendations for 83 cases in the CRCT cheating scandal and has about 100 left to review.

This week, 67 accused APS educators have been disciplined. The commission gave 48 teachers a two year license suspension and revoked credentials for 19 others in leadership posts.

All of the accused educators also face sanctions from the school system, and some could face criminal prosecution as well. Teachers who have cooperated with investigators are eligible to negotiate an agreement with the Attorney General's Office to lessen their punishments.