The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the DeKalb County Board of Education plans to go behind closed doors to discuss a letter pertaining to the system’s accreditation, a move that outraged parents.

The board will use the closed sessions to discuss a letter it recently received from AdvanED, a group that accredits schools nationally. The letter raised questions about the activities of theDeKalb  School Board. The board approved this policy during its Sept. 5 meeting.

School officials defended the closed meeting policy. Closed meetings of public bodies are commonly known as an executive session. To read the full story, click here.

Editor’s note: this version clarifies an earlier version regarding the board’s actions on Sept. 5.