Georgia Supreme Court upholds law that led to ouster of DeKalb County school board members

Nov. 25, 2013
Georgia governor ordered 6 DeKalb board members removed earlier this year

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the law invoked by Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this year to suspend members of the DeKalb County school board. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the law, which authorizes the governor to remove school boards in districts on probation, is not an unconstitutional infringement upon the governing ability of local school boards. Deal had suspended six members of the nine-member board in February after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools placed the district on probation.

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