Acknowledging the long odds against him, state Rep. Tom Taylor plans to introduce a bill in the General Assembly that would create a Dunwoody school system.
Taylor said the proposal faces "a huge uphill battle" because it calls for an amendment to Georgia's constitution.
His proposal would call for an amendment to the state Constitution, he said, and would be voted on during next year's legislative session. If approved, the public would vote on the referendum later in the year.
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DeKalb's school system is currently under probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The board is set to appear before the State Department of Education on Feb. 21 to brief state officials on its progress in meeting SACS recommendations to keep the school system accredited.
Michael Thurmond was appointed DeKalb's interim school superintendent Friday afternoon, after the board of education narrowly approved a severance package for former superintendent Cheryl Atkinson.