DeKalb Schools official suspended during investigation is back on job

DeKalb County School District Regional Superintendent Bernetta Jones was placed on administrative leave last month for an incident that happened recently, DeKalb County School District Superintendent Steve Green said Wednesday.

Green added that Jones, most recently Cedar Grove Elementary School’s principal, is back to work as of Tuesday, and that her suspension “went the length of the investigation.”

“She made a mistake,” Green said by phone Wednesday. “She admitted she made a mistake. There were consequences for that.”

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District officials said Jones was placed on administrative leave June 22.

Green, who typically does not comment on personnel matters, would not discuss what prompted the investigation. Several social media posts claim Jones, the Region VII superintendent, made disparaging remarks toward other administrators during an administrative meeting.

Jones was appointed as interim region V superintendent in the summer of 2017 before receiving full-time placement in September.

The DeKalb County School District’s website currently lists Jones as its Region VII superintendent.

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