4 ousted DeKalb School Board members ask for reinstatement

7:43 PM, Apr 24, 2013   |    comments
  • DeKalb School Board members removed by Governor Deal on February 25, 2013
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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Four of the six DeKalb County School Board members removed from office by Gov. Nathan Deal have written formal requests for reinstatement.

The four - Pam Speaks, Sarah Copelin-Wood, Jesse Cunningham and Donna Elder - have submitted formal letters requesting that Deal reinstate them to their positions on the school board. Speaks made her request about a week ago.

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All three, along with Jesse Cunningham, Nancy Jester and Eugene Walker, were removed from the nine-person school board in late February by Gov. Deal after a recommendation by a state panel examining the board and the school system.

Six people were named in March to replace the people ousted from the board.

No word has come from the governor's office as of yet, on when he will make a decision on the requests.

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