Thursday, April 25, 2013

Former Board of Education members request reinstatement

The AJC reports that four of the six DeKalb County Schools board members removed from duty by Governor Deal have requested reinstatement. As to the two who have not,
... Nancy Jester of Dunwoody, said she will not be petitioning. The other, former board Chairman Eugene Walker, could not be reached for comment. He is following another path that could lead to reinstatement: a lawsuit before the Georgia Supreme Court. ... The petitioning board members will next face an administrative law judge. The governor must wait at least 30 days after Friday to hold the hearing. Deal said if a petition reaches his desk, he won’t instinctively rule it out. Read the whole article @ AJC
Per comments made by Mark Elgart, president and CEO of AdvancED (which includes the Council on Accreditation and School Improvement: Commissions on Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools), "the district had begun to address some concerns and likely wouldn’t lose accreditation at the end of the year, even if it remained on probation."