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Want to Fill Nancy Jester's or Pamela Speaks' Positions on DeKalb's School Board?

Gov. Deal's nominating panel is now accepting applications for candidates to fill the positions of the school board's suspended members.


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 dekalbschoolboardnominations@georgia.gov:

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.

See Also:

Gov. Deal Suspends Six DeKalb School Board Members

Judge Grants Restraining Order Against Suspension of DeKalb School Board

School Board Files Emergency Motion Motion to Stop Possible Suspension

Replay Patch's Live Coverage of the State Board of Education Hearing With the DeKalb School Board

Rob February 28, 2013 at 02:45 PM
Mr. Jim Redovian... PLEASE GET YOUR APPLICATION IN ASAP!
DunwoodyWorkingMan February 28, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Yes, we need Jim. Jim was responsible for the textbook lease SACS and the State BOE was upset about. Jim also supported Cunningham and Walker in hiring a 2nd law firm (a black law firm, because Walker sees color). Jim also brought us the 4th 5th grade Academy. oh the list goes on and on. Jim has no chance getting picked, and i doubt he is interested. He was there during the most corrupt years ever in DeKalb history. Rob, you really need to get over the redistricting issue. Make sure you and a couple of your girl friends run for school board when we have our own school district.
Sara Wara Woo February 28, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Jim was a truly lousy School Rep. His FIRST act was to vote for a School Tax increase, followed by a term marked with a unique disdain for communicating with residents and voters. Why do you like him. He is a nice man, that's for sure, but a lousy track record as a Rep.
Sara Wara Woo February 28, 2013 at 03:59 PM
Oh Rob, btw, I have 986 various handles on over 4,598 blogs, using 234,123 domains, in 45 countries, and the Vatican. Why do you hate progress, Rob? Are you a reprobate, an ame damnee, a vaurien, a mauvais sujet, a loose fish, a sad dog; or just a rounder?
Rob February 28, 2013 at 04:43 PM
To speak of a man like this that has done so much for the community is truly abominable, even for one who hides behind a firewall pretending to be many...
DunwoodyWorkingMan February 28, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Rob, do Jim a favor and quit bringing his name up as the Best School Board Member Ever. Like many, Jim did some bad things as a Board member, and he has done nice things in his community. he is out of public office and you should quit bringing his name up if you don't want to hear others' opinion of him. You can't name one political person in Dunwoody or the World who does not have fans and haters.
Sara Wara Woo February 28, 2013 at 08:27 PM
BTW, no hate toward the guy, his record speaks for itself.
What goes around comes around February 28, 2013 at 10:06 PM
If Nancy Jester resigns, she can run for reelection, and she should. She has done a wonderful and brave job highlighting the deficiencies, voting against every bad move. Nancy, we need you!!!

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