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Suspension of 2 members of DeKalb County (Ga.) board upheld

The administrative law judge who presided over the reinstatement hearings of five suspended DeKalb County (Ga.) school board members has ruled that two failed to make a case for remaining in office. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that judge concluded that the suspensions of Sarah Copelin-Wood and Pam Speaks should be sustained. The cases of three other suspended board members--Eugene Walker, Jesse “Jay” Cunningham and Donna Edler--remain pending. Gov. Nathan Deal suspended the board members under a law that allows school boards to be removed in districts where accreditation is on probation.

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