An attorney representing an ousted DeKalb County school board member says lawmakers in 2010 exceeded their authority when they gave the governor the ability to remove locally-elected school board members. New details of the challenge to the law emerged in new court briefs the attorney filed April 19.
The governor suspended members of the majority black DeKalb County School Board over accusations of financial mismanagement and other allegations. A coalition of black leaders Monday asked that he consider finding black replacement board members.
A panel searching for candidates to replace members of the embattled DeKalb County school board is working to narrow a list of more than 400 applicants to a dozen finalists. The 12 finalists could emerge early this week. Their names would then be passed on to Gov. Nathan Deal.
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.
Education officials could deliberate privately about troubled Georgia school boards under a plan being considered in the General Assembly. Any testimony to the state board and its final vote on a recommendation would still happen in public. The board can recommend that the governor replace entire local school boards.