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July 24, 2011

Augustine may find out about new job Monday

ATLANTA — A former Atlanta public schools administrator may find out Monday if she will remain as superintendent of a Texas school district.

Kathy Augustine was recently given a paid leave of absence from her new position as the DeSoto, Texas, school superintendent while trustees re-examine her previous administrative post in the Atlanta system.

The Atlanta school system is embroiled in widespread allegations of cheating on standardized tests.

The DeSoto school board meets Monday night. The agenda says it will discuss the superintendent's employment, "including but not limited to, possible voluntary exit agreement with Superintendent."

Augustine, who was accused of misrepresenting test scores and giving false information to state officials in Georgia, says that she was "neither involved in, nor aware of that kind of behavior."

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