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APS board to vote on superintendent's future

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Atlanta Public School Board members addressed important business Monday. 

They discussed the future of Superintendent Erroll Davis. 

"Clearly he was brought in to stabilize the district.  He was brought in here in the midst of the CRCT cheating scandal and when we had an accreditation issue with our high schools, and he's helped us to stabilize the district," APS spokesman Stephen Alford said.

Alford told CBS Atlanta News that it will take at least seven out of nine votes, or a super majority of the board, in order to extend Davis' contract.

"The superintendent's contract stipulates that he must be notified by December if there will be an extension," Alford said.

Board Chair Reuben McDaniel told CBS Atlanta News recently that he will be voting in favor of extending Davis' contract.

"I think from a stability perspective, we want to have him in place while we search for the next superintendent for the city of Atlanta," McDaniel said.

McDaniel believes the board will most likely consider a one- or two-year contract extension but ultimately begin searching for a long term successor.  

"We're really trying to put in a process and start working on in earnest in January a search process to find the best superintendent for Atlanta,"  McDaniel said.

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