DeKalb School Board Sues to Stop State Board Hearing
The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court.
The DeKalb County Board of Education has filed for a temporary restraining order in advance of Thursday's hearing with the State Board of Education.
The suit was filed Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court, according to the AJC.
As reported here on Patch, DeKalb's school board was scheduled to appear once again before the State Board of Education on Thursday at 8 am. DeKalb's board must convince state authorities that they are making progress in meeting requirements set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools, which has placed the school board under probation.
The State Board has the power to recommend removal of the entire school board to Gov. Nathan Deal.
DeKalb Board of Education Chairman Eugene Walker resigned from his leadership position on Monday.
According to the AJC posting, the lawsuit was filed by Decatur attorney Robert Wilson on behalf of the school board. It argues that the 2011 law violates the Georgia constitution because it authorizes removal of local elected officials without single individual findings of misconduct.
Stay with Patch as more details become available.