A federal judge refused to prevent the replacement of six DeKalb County school board members who lost their seats over a threatened loss of accreditation, and now Gov. Nathan Deal must find appointees to mend the torn district.
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DeKalb County schools were placed on probation by the accreditation agency SACS.
Last week, Gov. Nathan Deal moved to suspend six of the nine members, as the State Board of Education had recommended the week before. The district had filed a federal lawsuit to block board members’ removal.
Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story denied an injunction that would have prohibited the board members’ suspension from office.
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