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DeKalb School Board Sues to Stop State Board Hearing

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court.


The DeKalb County Board of Education has filed for a temporary restraining order in advance of Thursday's hearing with the State Board of Education.

The suit was filed Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court, according to the AJC.

As reported here on Patch, DeKalb's school board was scheduled to appear once again before the State Board of Education on Thursday at 8 am. DeKalb's board must convince state authorities that they are making progress in meeting requirements set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools, which has placed the school board under probation.

The State Board has the power to recommend removal of the entire school board to Gov. Nathan Deal.

DeKalb Board of Education Chairman Eugene Walker resigned from his leadership position on Monday.

According to the AJC posting, the lawsuit was filed by Decatur attorney Robert Wilson on behalf of the school board. It argues that the 2011 law violates the Georgia constitution because it authorizes removal of local elected officials without single individual findings of misconduct.

Stay with Patch as more details become available.

Cheryl Miller February 21, 2013 at 05:44 AM
county commissioners have no authority or dealings with the school board. The schools report to the state. It's misleading that they are named by county, but actually have more power than those in the county government. They can even avoid building codes and zoning laws to the detriment of our communities if they can prove what they are doing is for education only an not for profit.
Cheryl Miller February 21, 2013 at 05:46 AM
He could be working on some way to save the scholarships for the kids who might lose them if their schools lose accreditation in December. Or some type of voucher program so we can actually get the per student average that taxpayers are intending for education and then use it on a private school where our kids will actually get an education.
Robbi McCaig February 21, 2013 at 08:09 PM
This garbage in the "educational system" has been going on in Dekalb for at least the last 20 years. When we were looking at homes in the area, our realtor directed us to Gwinnett because a close family member who taught in Dekalb said it was falling to the bottom fast. 'Looks like they were right. I could ask what happened, but I'm pretty sure I already know.
GoAndie February 21, 2013 at 10:17 PM
You're right,---years of messy moves, curriculums and crooks---and it's been past time for it to collapse. I'm trying to escape myself. It couldn't have been any worst unless they planned for it. Which I believe this debacle is by design! One bad move after the next, someone had to know a collapse was coming. Even the students have lost the hope and vision of success in a failing school system!!
Bill Zagorski February 24, 2013 at 03:20 PM
How much do we pay these clowns?

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