Updated: 6:57 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 | Posted: 12:00 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
If Deal suspends the board members, they have a right to appeal, no earlier than 30 days after the suspension but no later than 60 days after it. If a board member doesn’t appeal in that time, he or she will be permanently removed from the board. If a board member does appeal, the governor or his designee will conduct a hearing on why the member’s continued service is “more likely than not to improve the ability of the local school system or school to retain its accreditation.” That hearing must be held within 90 days of the appeal.
Monday: Gov. Nathan Deal plans to announce his decision on whether to suspend six DeKalb school board members at an 11 a.m. press conference in his office.
Thursday: A Fulton County judge will hold a hearing on DeKalb’s challenge to the 2011 law allowing the governor to remove board members at 8:30 a.m.
Friday: A federal judge plans a hearing on a similar lawsuit at 2:30 p.m.