Atlanta School Board Executive Director Howard Grant Suspended After Donations Go Missing

Atlanta School Board Executive Director Howard Grant Suspended After Donations Go Missing
Howard W. Grant, Ph.D.

A top Atlanta Public Schools official has been suspended after toiletries and cans of food donated for a community meeting by the National Black MBA Association were taken by district employees.

Atlanta school board executive director Howard Grant was suspended without pay for a month for his role in the incident, Atlanta Public Schools board spokesperson Billy Linville said. Grant, who earns about $127,000 a year according to the most recent state data, is expected to return to work on Nov. 10.

Two other employees resigned or retired in connection with the incident. Disciplinary action for others involved is still to be determined. A police report was not filed, Linville said.

In a statement emailed by Linville, APS board chair Courtney English said, “APS is making progress every day. And when concerns emerge, like this matter, it is the intention of APS to act decisively and to be transparent with the public.”

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Source: Atlanta Public Schools | Molly Bloom