As negotiators quietly work to resolve the DeKalb County school board’s lawsuit outside the courtroom, lawmakers began considering legislation on Tuesday to prevent a repeat of at least one of the actions that provoked public outrage.
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DeKalb County schools were placed on probation by SACS, an accreditation agency that cited governance shortcomings by the school board. On Monday, Gov. Nathan Deal moved to suspend six of the nine members, as the state board of education had recommended last week. The DeKalb school board filed state and federal suits challenging the law that authorized Deal’s action. On Tuesday, the board’s attorney withdrew the state suit to focus on the federal case
On Friday, a hearing will be held at 2:30 p.m. in front of U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story on the DeKalb school district’s federal lawsuit to block school board members’ removal.