In a press release today, Evans says she "was deeply troubled" that "Margiotta told the audience that 'there have been no problems' with accreditation." She cites Margiotta's initial confrontational approach with AdvancED's investigation, the criticism of the board's governance cited in the organization's report and how the high schools have been put on accreditation-warned status.
“Those of us who care about our students place a great value on high school accreditation," Evans said in the press release. "Sadly, our students, teachers, and families have been put at risk of being penalized not because of anything they did, but because of the actions Ron Margiotta and the current Board majority. He is supposed to be providing leadership, but instead he’s been playing divisive political games."
During the forum, Margiotta said Wake's high schools never reached the point where they lost accreditation. Based on how five high schools were reaccredited two years ago, the quality of the programs and the teachers, he said "I don’t anticipate us ever having any problems with accreditation."