Sarah Copelin-Wood, one of the DeKalb County school board members suspended by Gov. Nathan Deal, said she should be reinstated because she was “duly elected” by people in her part of south DeKalb.
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Pending reinstatement hearings for suspended DeKalb school board members.
June 26: Eugene Walker.
July 15: Jesse Cunningham.
July 16: Donna Edler.
ACCREDITATION CRISIS TIMELINE
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-July 16: Reinstatement hearings for five suspended board members.
November: Deadline for Georgia Supreme Court decision in the Walker lawsuit.