Days before a showdown that could lead to the ouster of the DeKalb County school board, the leader of the embattled group announced he is relinquishing his role as point man.
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DeKalb County school board chairman Eugene Walker steps aside as chairman.
The board votes 5-3 to hire a law firm for $150,000 to develop a “correction action plan” for problems cited in a critical report by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. SACS placed DeKalb schools’ on accreditation probation in December.
A meeting to name a successor could occur Wednesday evening.
Thursday, the Georgia Board of Education will hold a hearing on DeKalb’s board. If the state board recommends it, Gov. Nathan Deal could suspend the county board members.