ATLANTA -- The DeKalb County school district is asking a federal judge to allow it to withdraw from a lawsuit against the state.
A motion filed Thursday says the district wishes to withdraw, but that former board chairman Eugene Walker intends to continue the challenge.
The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of a law that allowed the governor to suspend six members of the nine-member school board after an accreditation agency put the district on probation.
The board made up of six new members appointed by the governor and three old members voted last week to withdraw from the lawsuit. Walker said at the time that he would use his own money to continue his challenge.
The lawyers who represented the district and Walker also asked the judge to allow them to withdraw.