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DeKalb County school board faces key hearing

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -

DeKalb County school board members are preparing for a key hearing that could determine whether Georgia's governor makes sweeping changes in the school system's leadership.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December put the suburban Atlanta system on probation and threatened to revoke its accreditation.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/WI5rSa) that a Thursday hearing with the state board of education is crucial for the system because it's likely to produce a recommendation to Gov. Nathan Deal. Under a 2011 law, Deal can suspend the local board if the state school board recommends it.

The school system is also expected to discuss selection of a new leader this week. School board Chairman Eugene Walker said Monday he will remain on the board but will step out of the leadership role.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

 

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