Mon., June 3, 2013 8:57am (EDT)

Ga. SUPCO To Hear DeKalb School Case
By Adam Ragusea
Updated: 1 year ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
The fight for control of DeKalb County schools lands in the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday, in a case that could have implications for public school systems across the state. (Photo courtesy of the Supreme Court of Georgia)
The fight for control of DeKalb County schools lands in the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday, in a case that could have implications for public school systems across the state. (Photo courtesy of the Supreme Court of Georgia)
The fight for control of DeKalb County schools lands in the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday, in a case that could have implications for public school systems across the state.

Governor Nathan Deal used a 2010 state law to remove six elected members of the DeKalb School board in March.

Lawyers for the board members will argue that law violates the state constitution, and their case is strong, said Mercer University Law professor David Oedel.

"The questions is whether the legislature can tell the governor to override, in a sense, some aspect of the constitution that says that these local school board need to have some autonomy," Oedel said.