Report: New DeKalb School Board member won’t submit to background checkStan Jester. Photo provided by Reporter Newspapers
This story has been updated.
A newly-elected DeKalb County School Board member has declined to submit to a background check, saying it would be a conflict of interest, according to WSB-TV.
The TV station reports that Stan Jester is insisting that the fingerprinting and background check must be performed by the DeKalb County Police Department, not the DeKalb County Schools system. He told WSB-TV, “It is a conflict of interest to be investigated by the agency I was elected to oversee.”
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Stan Jester is married to Nancy Jester, who was forcibly removed from the DeKalb County Board of Education by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2013, along with five other members. Her husband, Stan, ran unopposed for the District 1 Board of Education seat and won in May.
Nancy Jester was recently elected to the DeKalb County Commission to replace Elaine Boyer, who resigned in August and was subsequently indicted on public corruption charges.