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Court to answer in school board ouster

1:53 AM, Nov 25, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Supreme Court plans to release a decision Monday involving a lawsuit that former DeKalb County school board Chairman Eugene Walker filed over his ouster by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Deal removed six board members in February over accreditation issues, and Walker challenged it in federal court. The judge handling the suit asked the Georgia Supreme Court for answers to two constitutional questions. He asked whether a state law allowing the governor to remove school boards in districts on probation violates a doctrine that school systems be controlled by elected boards. He also asked whether the General Assembly extended unconstitutional powers to the governor.

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will give an answer Monday.

Associated Press

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