Walker Resigns - A Step in the Right Direction?
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DeKalb Board of Education Chairman Eugene Walker resigned from his leadership position on Monday, leaving the embattled school board free to elect a new leader before Thursday's pivotal meeting with the State Board of Education.
CrossRoads News is reporting that Walker announced his resignation during Monday's specially called school board meeting. The school board is expected to meet again at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday to select a new chairman.
On Thursday at 8 a.m., DeKalb's school board will appear once again before the State Board of Education. 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.
Patch will be covering that meeting live as it happens on Thursday morning.
The state board will then recommend to Gov. Nathan Deal whether the school board should be removed or kept in place.
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