Gov. Nathan Deal suspended two-thirds of DeKalb County’s school board Monday, plunging the state’s third-largest school district deeper into a leadership limbo as it faces a threat to its accreditation.
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AJC reporter Jim Galloway contributed to this story.
Gov. Deal tapped Brad Bryant, the executive director of the Georgia Foundation for Education, to be his liaison to the DeKalb board. Here are the five people he tapped to serve on the nominating committee:
Kenneth Mason, the director of Urban Initiatives for the Southern Regional Education Board, will chair the panel.
Garry W. McGiboney, an associate superintendent of policy and charter schools at the Georgia Department of Education.
James E. Bostic Jr., managing director at the HEP & Associates education consulting firm and a partner with the Coleman Lew & Associates executive search firm.
Alicia Phillip, president of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
Sadie Dennard,an external affairs manager for Georgia Power in south DeKalb and a past president of the Georgia School Boards Association.
Gov. Nathan Deal is moving to suspend six members of the school board. They are:
Jesse “Jay” Cunningham
The other three board members are:
Melvin Johnson, board chairman
Jim McMahan, vice chairman