Atlanta school ethics board considers complaint

The Atlanta school board Ethics Commission requested additional documents Wednesday before deciding whether to further investigate a complaint against Board of Education Chairman Reuben McDaniel.

The complaint filed by parent Molly Read Woo, who backs McDaniel’s opponent Cynthia Briscoe Brown in this year’s school board election, questions whether the school board hired a marketing agency to promote controversial policies, violated state law by privately discussing budget issues, or compromised the superintendent search process by including an associate of Mayor Kasim Reed in executive sessions.

McDaniel said after the Ethics Commission meeting that there wasn’t any merit to the allegations in the complaint.