In a hearing Thursday, one of five DeKalb County school board members facing removal will ask an administrative judge to let her keep the seat voters gave her.
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TIMELINE FOR ACCREDITATION CRISIS
December: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools places the DeKalb County School District on probation.
February: Gov. Nathan Deal announces his suspension of six DeKalb board members, but the DeKalb board has already sued and a federal judge stays his hand.
March: The federal judge allows the suspensions, and asks the Georgia Supreme Court to consider constitutional questions in the lawsuit. Deal appoints six new board members, who quickly vote to remove the school district from the suit.
April: All but one of the suspended board members — Nancy Jester — petition Deal for reinstatement.
June 3: The Georgia Supreme Court hears arguments in the lawsuit against Deal, which survives with suspended board Chairman Eugene Walker as plaintiff.
June 13: Reinstatement hearing for suspended board member Pam Speaks.
June 18: Reinstatement hearing for Sarah Copelin-Wood.
June 19: Reinstatement hearing for Eugene Walker.
July 15: Reinstatement hearing for Jesse “Jay” Cunningham.
July 16: Reinstatement hearing for Donna Edler.
November: Deadline for Georgia Supreme Court decision in the Walker lawsuit.