The Atlanta school board voted to settle a lawsuit with a former teacher who alleged she was fired after providing information about cheating to investigators. In July 2011, former APS teacher Tameka Butler-Grant filed perhaps the first lawsuit stemming from a state cheating investigation. Butler-Grant claimed then-Dobbs Elementary School Principal Dana Evans got her fired after she provided information about cheating to investigators. In the suit, Butler-Grant asks for damages and that she get her job back. The school board decided to settle the case for $20,000 in order to avoid, "the uncertainties of continued litigation."
Members of the Southern Baptist Convention’s disaster relief organization began making plans Tuesday at the group’s North American Mission Board office in Alpharetta to send volunteers and supplies to areas of Oklahoma hit hard by Monday’s devastating tornadoes.