Around Christmas, Karen Carter invited some women to her home near Lakeside High School for a high-minded civics discussion.
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After DeKalb County’s school system was placed on probation by an accrediting agency, Gov. Nathan deal suspended six of the nine members. On Tuesday, five of the six replacement school board members were sworn in. Joyce Morley, who was out of town, was to be sworn in later.
The six newly appointed school board members will join the three school board members who began their terms in January for a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at school board headquarters. The suspended board members will be busy, too, deciding whether to petition Deal to get their seats back. They can file requests later this month. Meanwhile, a lawsuit they filed against Deal is making its way through the courts. U.S. District Judge Richard Story set a deadline of last Thursday for the two sides to submit questions to him for the Georgia Supreme Court to consider.