Supreme Court Upholds BOE Removal

This morning the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the school board removal statute is constitutional. This is the statute Governor Deal used in removing the DeKalb County Board of Education for bringing our schools to the brink of accreditation loss. One of the removed members challenged the statute in the courts.

The new members Governor Deal appointed, together with interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond, are doing a good job restoring the system’s accreditation status. For this reason, they need to remain in place. Now they will.

All of us with kids in DeKalb County schools can breathe a sigh of relief. Click here for a PDF of the full Supreme Court opinion, which is 47 pages long.

Happy Thanksgiving and Chanukah everyone!

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