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Former APS Superintendent request to postpone standardized test cheating trial

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Attorneys for former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent, Beverly Hall have filed a motion in Fulton County court asking the judge for a continuance in Hall’s upcoming trial due to cancer treatment.

Beverly Hall is one 13 APS educators set to stand trial in late April facing charges of racketeering and conspiracy in the Atlanta Public School’s Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) cheating scandal. A total of 35 educators were indicted.

Hall’s legal team told the judge Monday that she is battling stage four breast cancer and was hospitalized in early March. The motion states: Hall is "physically and mentally unable to attend the trail” and “going to court could put her life at risk”.

Attorneys asked the judge to delay Hall’s trial for up to 6-8 months, until after her chemotherapy treatment is complete.

According to Fox 5 News, attorneys presented an affidavit from Hall’s physician, Dr. Laura Weakland, explaining Hall condition. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and since then the cancer has spread to other parts of her body.

No word yet on the judge’s decision.

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