Gov. Nathan Deal has established a commission to recommend new members for the Miller County school board after the group was suspended under a new law aimed at ousting ineffective boards.

Deal signed an executive order Friday to replace the board for the 1,100-student school district in southwest Georgia. The state board recommended in March that the governor oust the Miller County board over evidence that the members threatened to fire employees and hurled expletives at each other in meetings.

It was not clear whether Deal's order removes the board members from office immediately.

Miller County is on probation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in part because of the board. School district officials did not immediately return a request for comment.

Tags: Governor Nathan Deal, Miller County School Board