Wed., February 27, 2013 6:19pm (EST)

DeKalb School Board Lawsuit Dismissed
By Rahul Bali
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
A state lawsuit by six members of the DeKalb County School Board challenging Governor Nathan Deal's power to suspend them has been dismissed.  The six were suspended Monday by the Governor after a recommendation by the State Board of Education. (GPB file photo)
A state lawsuit by six members of the DeKalb County School Board challenging Governor Nathan Deal's power to suspend them has been dismissed. The six were suspended Monday by the Governor after a recommendation by the State Board of Education. (GPB file photo)
A state lawsuit by six members of the DeKalb County School Board challenging Governor Nathan Deal's power to suspend them has been dismissed.

The six were suspended Monday by the Governor after a recommendation by the State Board of Education.

There is still a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Governor's decision. That lawsuit is scheduled to be heard Friday afternoon in Atlanta Federal Court.

Governor Deal's office is now accepting applications for candidates to replace the six members of the DeKalb County School Board. Candidates have until next Wednesday to send in their applications.