Education

Georgia Releases Safety Ratings Of State’s Schools

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods in his office at the state Capitol, Feb. 13, 2015.
Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods in his office at the state Capitol, Feb. 13, 2015.
Credit Alison Guillory / WABE

On March 16, 2014, the state Education Department released its ratings of the climate in Georgia’s schools. But these climate scores have nothing to do with the air conditioning.  These are evaluations of how safe your child’s school is.  

Each school received a rating on a scale of one to five stars. Fifteen percent of the state’s schools received ratings of unsatisfactory (one star) or below satisfactory (two stars).  

State School Superintendent Richard Woods spoke with WABE’s Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer about the ratings on “A Closer Look.”State School Superintendent Richard Woods, in a live interview on “A Closer Look” with WABE's Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer.