Posted: Tuesday, March 12th 2013 at 4:25pm
Gov. Deal set to announce new school board members
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal is set to announce his selections to replace six suspended DeKalb County Board of Education members.
Deal says a selection panel interviewed about 60 applicants from a field of more than 400 and he plans to announce his selections Wednesday. Deal said he's encouraged by the candidates' qualifications and their credentials are a testament to the residents of DeKalb County.
DeKalb County is the state's third-largest school district, serving about 99,000 students. It was placed on probation in December by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools following a six-month investigation.
In a report, the accreditation agency cited long-term leadership issues including nepotism, fiscal mismanagement, inappropriate micromanagement and intimidation within the district.
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