New map – DeKalb Schools proposal clears senate

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 26, 2014

DeKalbSchoolsThe Brookhaven Post reports that DeKalb County Schools may soon have a new district map that will create a fundamentally different School Board.

The website reports that the state Senate passed House Bill 979 on Feb. 26. The new map will reduce the number of seats on the school board from nine to seven. The bill now awaits the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal.

Qualifying for the May elections begins Monday, which means the governor should sign the bill soon, The Post reported.

The DeKalb County Schools system has been rocked by numerous scandals over the last few years. The former Superintendent Crawford Lewis was indicted and DeKalb Schools were placed on accreditation probation in 2012. Deal in 2013 removed six of the nine DeKalb Schools Board members.

The school system was finally removed from probation last month.

For more details on the new maps, click here.

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