The governor is telling DeKalb County public school students he shares their concern about the district being in danger of losing accreditation, and pledges the state will do everything it can to make sure they get into college.
More than 400 people have applied for positions on the beleaguered DeKalb County school board after Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal removed two-thirds of its members. Wednesday was the deadline for applications to the board for the metro Atlanta school system.
A federal judge is temporarily preventing Georgia's governor from replacing DeKalb County school board members who were recommended for suspension by the state Board of Education. Gov. Nathan Deal had scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. Monday to announce whether he would follow the recommendation.
A judge's decision clears the way for a state hearing that could unseat members of the DeKalb County school board. The board had filed a lawsuit, seeking to halt Thursday's hearing with the Georgia Board of Education.
The DeKalb County school board has filed a lawsuit, seeking to halt a hearing with the Georgia Board of Education. The hearing could determine whether Gov. Nathan Deal makes sweeping changes in the school system's leadership.
DeKalb County school board members are preparing for a key hearing that could determine whether Georgia's governor makes sweeping changes in the school system's leadership. The school board is also expected to discuss selection of a new chairman this week.
A spokeswoman for the DeKalb County School District says superintendent Cheryl Atkinson has agreed to resign from her post. Atkinson's resignation will be effective Feb. 8 and a separation agreement school board members must vote on requires the district to pay her more than $114,500 over the next five months.