The nominating panel that Gov. Nathan Deal assembled has begun accepting applications for candidates to fill the seats of suspended members of the DeKalb County school board.
On Monday, the governor announced that he is signing an executive order that accepts the State Board of Education's recommendation that six DeKalb school board members be removed.
After a 14-plus-hour meeting this past Thursday, the State Board of Education voted to recommend that Deal remove six members of the DeKalb school board.
The board voted unanimously to recommend that Sarah Copelin-Wood, Donna Edler, Eugene Walker, Jay Cunningham, Nancy Jester and Pamela Speaks be removed from the DeKalb school board.
Both Jester's and Speaks' districts include the majority of Dunwoody schools.
Applicants should send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Legal name, contact information and home address
2. District seat for which one is applying
3. Resume, CV and/or brief biography
4. Statement of interest
The panel will accept applications until March 6 at 5 p.m.
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