Gov. Nathan Deal told elected school board members at their annual conference that he expects them to get along. Five boards statewide face a July deadline to regain full status from an accrediting agency. They're in trouble for governance issues. Deal says, they must work together or face serious consequences.
Local school districts are in the midst of crafting their budgets for the next calendar year in the fall. But whether districts can avoid more teacher furloughs may depend on how much federal money they were able to save from last year.