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Field Narrows for DeKalb School Board

A panel appointed by Governor Nathan Deal is working to narrow down a list of 400 applicants seeking to replace six members of the DeKalb County school board.

The five-member panel is meeting today to work on trimming the list to just a few dozen nominees.

Keith Mason, chairman of the nomination panel, says some applications were discarded because the person didn't live in DeKalb County. Others got cut because they failed to meet other legal requirements for serving on the school board.

The governor suspended the six school board members over accusations of financial mismanagement and other allegations.

DeKalb County is Georgia's third-largest school district and was placed on probation by an accreditation agency in December.

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