DeKalb (Ga.) Schools Face Key Hearing

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December put the suburban Atlanta system on probation and threatened to revoke its accreditation.

A Thursday hearing with the state board of education is crucial for the system because it's likely to produce a recommendation to Gov. Nathan Deal. Under a 2011 law, Deal can suspend the local board if the state school board recommends it.

The school system is also expected to discuss selection of a new leader this week.

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