|Breaking News: DeKalb School Board suspensions stand|
|Monday, 04 March 2013 17:37 | Written by Valerie J. Morgan|
The suspensions of the six DeKalb County School Board members will stand, a federal judge ruled today.
U.S. District Judge Richard Story ruled against the board, upholding a 2011 law that allows the governor to oust school board members whose district is on probation. DeKalb was placed on accreditation probation by its accrediting agency in December 2012.
Gov. Deal suspended the board last week, saying that he would appoint a five-member panel to look at nominating replacements for the suspended board members.
The Dunwoody community in North DeKalb is discussing creating its own school district, saying it wants to pull away from the troubled DeKalb district and form its own. About 200 people attended a meeting on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the state and DeKalb NAACP say they will fight. The NAACP is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the 2011 law.